Friday, 22 April 2011

oil painted horses

Quick and easy horses.

1 - Base coat in chosen colour. I have used various redish or light browns .. not too dark. You can also paint the tail and mane if you wish at this stage.
2 - Paint horse with a thin coat of oil paint - Use darker colours here. I used burnt umber over all of them except the "orange" one. For this I used siena brulee which is a dark, redish brown.
4 - leave 10 mins then gently wipe of the oil paint. Unlike other washes you will see the results immediately so take your time until you get the hang of it, judging the results as you go. I start with a gentle overall all wipe then target the raised bits with my finger wrapped in an old t-shirt.
3 - leave three days then paint the straps, markings etc as normal. I also added an optional touch up used the original base coat.


BigRedBat said...

Very impressive results!

I've used oil paints mixed with linseed oil, which gives good results, but takes a loooong time to dry.

paint pig said...

Ages since I've done oied 'orses, these have turned out great. do you dry brush back over them to add highlights when the have hardened?
Nice work.

DeanM said...

Beautiful work! I've not painted with enamels for a long time (ever since discovering good acrylics). However, that said, it was what I started with and have good (mostly) memories of those times. Regards, Dean

blucher said...

I did add some "touch ups" in the base colour after the oil dried.

I didnt dry brush though or highlight. The touch ups will be less needed when I get better at it.

The main point of all this is that its basically a wash. Not quite as quick as a normal wash but much more effective.