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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Small Oil Horse Painting ~ Daily Paintworks Weekly Challenge by Texas Contemporary Artist Nancy Standlee

"Horsing Around" DPW weekly Challenge 12035
9 x 7 oil on canvas panel
Horse Oil Painting

You can purchase this painting from my Daily Paintworks Gallery HERE

Each week someone issues a painting challenge at DPW and anyone can participate and it is a learning experience to see how other painters tackle the subject. I really like the Fauve look so I toned the canvas with an acrylic orange and let some of these complements peek through. 

Are you always wondering about the correct spelling of GREY, GRAY? I found a simple explanation and an easy way to remember and I want to share it with you.
grAy ~ the American way to spell it "A"
grEy ~ the English way to spell it "E"
cool, huh? 

Carol Marine talks about the importance of GRAY's in her Art Byte tutorial Saturation and Color Mixing. This is an excellent tutorial and I've watched it several times and have done some of the color chart exercises and I've found them to be very helpful in my stage of oil painting (early). Some of the Art Bytes are free and some have a small charge but they go into your library to view at any time. Enjoy some non fattening art bytes.

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8 comments:

Donna said...

I love this Nancy. I really like the way you let the orange peek through. And thanks for the gray tip! Nice job on the oils!

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks Donna for the visit. I'm liking the toned grounds and painted about 6 more yesterday to have ready.

Vickie said...

I have really enjoyed your works in oils...and just love the shadowing on the horse....very nice work.
Vickie

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks Vickie as I can really use the encouraging words..

Connie Michael said...

Beautiful horse, Miss Nancy!

Nancy Standlee said...

And my thanks to you, Miss Connie..appreciate your time and comments.

Jenny Parbery said...

It has a certain Franc Maec style about it....which I love! Beautiful.

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks for the comment Jenny