Week Nine: Friends and Fun.....
More than fifty people attended this weekend's "Open Studio"....We had the chance to catch up with some old friends and to make a few new ones, too! Thanks to the folks who added their name to the mailing list and a big THANK YOU to everyone for coming out to spend some time with us at Horseworks studio!!
A few of our visitors.....
(From left to right) Chelsea Stratton, Alexis Stratton, and Gabriella Clare
Jade Woodley
Cheryl Eaton gives "Ghosts of Saratoga" a friendly pat.
I spent the week painting all of the brown areas of the horse. Multiple shades applied in layers will help to give his coat realistic depth and lustre.

It looks pretty silly at first....

...but after a some work, it begins to look pretty nice!
A close-up view shows the realistic effect created by the multi-tonal paint layering. It is a rather time-consuming techinique...but I think it is worth the effort.
The horse appeared almost life-like as we prepared for Open Studio....One little girl wondered how we got a horse to stand so still. And more than one visitor commented that it was a little freaky that his eyes seem to look directly at them!
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