I was commissioned to do Paula’s ancient Tennessee Walker, King. He is a black horse with a little star and snip, and a very kind, expressive face. It’s always fun to watch the work progress, so I took photos as I went along. This is oil pencil on black, 11 x 15″.
Here’s the outline.
Blocking in some highlights.
Now adding some more color details and highlights.
The finished painting. You can really see the soul in this old man.