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!


Stagecoach 1


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.


Stagecoach 2


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.


Stagecoach 3


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.