“Gansu Flying Horse”

The featured painting for this week is a new still life painting highlighting a bronze statue of a Chinese Gansu Flying Horse. According to tradition, the horse is perfectly balanced on one hoof atop a flying swallow, and his countenance expresses ‘mettlesome vigor’. “In the composition design, I desired to give the sense that the … More “Gansu Flying Horse”

Pear and Flowers

Today I began to render the first layer for the crimson and orange ranunculus. At this stage I like to keep the brush strokes loose, focusing on the design of the shadow shapes and where the bright colors will be. I worked with some Cadmium Red and Alizarin Crimson for the center of the flower, … More Pear and Flowers