Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ol' Blue

I painted this fellow as part of the Small Pony series.  Like many of my ponies,  I started with a quinacridone gold background.  Unlike many of them, I left the pony area  white and filled in with color.  This time I used a very pale blue for the blaze, rather than the yellow that usually ends up there.  I think it gives him a more serious look, but I lightened his mood with a few dashes of yellow in his mane, face, and neck, then brightened him up even more with a bold dash of red on his neck.  Even with all the color, he's actually one of my more subdued Paint Ponies!

Paint Pony #34
7" x 5"
Watercolor on 140# paper

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