Oil Painting Tutorial from concept to finished painting

Are you curious about how to do a complicated painting with multiple figures, horses and dogs? Where do you even start? Well, I’ll take you along for the whole process, starting with the initial sketch, the photo reference I use. Then I’ll talk you through the painting process piece by colorful piece. The painting took six days to complete, and that’s not counting the concept and drawing steps. Let me show you how I do it and how, with a little patience and planning, you can too! I discuss the importance of having and taking good photo reference. How and where I take mine. How I put it all together. And of course, I take you through the painting process piece by piece.

My palette: Ivory Black, raw umber, cold grey medium (Rembrandt brand), yellow ochre, burnt sienna, green earth hue (Utrecht brand), cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, dioxazine purple, titanium white, lemon yellow, cadmium orange, permanent red medium (Rembrandt brand), alizarine crimson permanent (Gamblin brand). My painting medium is Liquin Original.

Horse coloring chart: http://www.cowboyway.com/HowTo/HorseColors01.htm

Western Artist photo shoots:
Artist Ride, South Dakota: https://shearersartistride.wordpress.com/artist-ride-video/

American Frontier Production: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Movie-Television-Studio/American-Frontier-Production-244468892284047/

Michael “Bad Hand” Terry Native American photo shoots: https://www.facebook.com/apache.warhorse/


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