On the Easel
This is where you can have a sneak preview of my latest paintings as they take shape on the easel. Keep checking back for updates!
Here I have blocked in the background of the desert scenery and roughly sketched in the stagecoach and team of six horses, galloping to escape an ambush by Indians.
Here I have continued to work on the detail of the attacking Indians and the horses pulling the coach. I decided to tone down the background colours a little to give more depth to the picture.
Sometimes it's useful to view the painting as a monochrome image to see how the tonal values work against each other, and whether they need adjusting for a better effect.