Thursday, July 12, 2012

Horseback riding – in Watercolor

In this watercolor painting of horse and rider I once again got carried away with painting detail.  I enjoy detail!  And I‘m still trying to decide if I should leave the background white or paint in a landscape as I originally planned.  What do you think? 

Step One - Starting the under-painting

Starting to add darker glazes


Timothy Paysen said...

Great painting! Use the background--the white background makes the subject "pop" too much.

Mara Mattia said...

Good observation, Timothy, I like it. Thank you!