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.