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Blue Horse Watercolor Painting

December 1, 2014

For the past week I’ve been trying to get better about finishing sewing projects and drawings that sat for weeks, months, even years so I can finally put them away or sell them. Back in September (Or August?) I thought it would be a great idea to make some watercolor paintings to sell in my Etsy store, but they sat under a pile of stuff for months. While cleaning, I found my book of watercolor paintings, some half done, and figured I should finish the paintings right then and there. (The fact that I was tired of cleaning helped in this decision.)

One of the finished paintings that I never scanned was one I call Blue Horse.

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Basically, it’s part of a series of horse paintings with unusually colored hair. I plan on painting 12 in total and compiling them into a calender for sale on Redbubble, but so far I have three, this one included.

This painting has the honor of being the first scanned painting that was so large I had to overlay in Photoshop. I never overlaid anything in Photoshop before, but after looking up some tutorials I was able to do it. Also, I repainted the horse’s hair in places because it wasn’t as bright as I wanted it to be. I think I’m getting better when it comes to using Photoshop’s brushes and my new tablet. They’re so sensitive and a hard touch can put down more color than I want.

The painting is for sale on Redbubble and Socitey6 and can be seen on DeviantART here.

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