LABYRINTH, 20” x 24”, 2016
Labyrinth was a young foal at the time of this painting. She was one of the most beautiful fillies bred by Friesdale Farms in Evansville Wisconsin. Labyrinth is half Friesdale (Fresian x Clydesdale) and half German Warmblood. Labyrinth is a Gypsy Horse, also known as a Gypsy Cob, Irish Cob, or Gypsy Tanner. They are a breed of domestic horse originally from Ireland. I love Labyrinth's beautiful and colorful pinto color pattern.
I prefer to paint on masonite board because if you make any mistakes you can simply take fine sandpaper to sand off the painted area and start again. I mainly use acrylic paint because it dries fast and you can thin it with water for color washes during the painting process (see below).
© 2018 Lawrence A. Dyer
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There is no real step-by-step process in creating a painting, but these samples show some of the methods I use along the way. I use the same six basic colors in all of my paintings.
Rough in basic colors
Add and refine colors
Add detail and refine /blend all colors