I’ve transferred the drawings to watercolour paper now, and kept them as line drawings only, which is why they are faint. I have assembled the individual drawings that I had and strengthened, I hope , the composition into a more horizontal arrangement.
Since posting this drawing, I have liberally spattered with masking fluid, around the lower regions of the horses to look like, again hopefully, the spray that the lead horse was throwing up
I have put on a base coat of colour. A band of pthalo blue modified with cobalt for a sky colour, followed by a pink horizon, followed by a ground colour the same as the sky. For the pink, I have used something I bought long ago from SAA called Vermillion Hue, a colour outside of my experience. It was described as very good as a warm grey when mixed with Cobalt, and a very good shadow colour on snow. Likewise, without the Cobalt it can provide a warm glow. No snow here I know, but plenty of water and grey horses. The horses in the photograph were just catching the light on one side from a very watery sun
So this is an experiment and could fail, but I am hoping to catch this pink light on the horses, if I can
That is as far as I have got
2 thoughts on “Preliminary Sketches of Galloping Horses”
It’s strange that vermilion has lead in it and is deep red but this vermilion hue is grey. Why so Monsieur?
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Vermillion goes grey when blue added