I was so excited to work on this painting. Rebecca is an old student of mine and I am so proud of how well her and her horse, Marshall have worked together. She loves to dress him in lime green so I knew that I had to use lime for the background. Of course that color did not want to cooperate at all!
I used liquitex colors: vivid lime green, titanium white, phthalo blue. Every pour came out BLUE! After several attempts I was somewhat satisfied with a few pours.
Once the canvas dried the lime looked even weaker but I decided to paint Rebecca and Marshall anyway with hopes that the markers would suffice. This was my first attempt at painting the human figure since college and I as pretty nervous. Fortunately, it wasn't as difficult as I had anticipated.
After completing horse and rider, I used Uni Posca markers in apple green and blue to add some details in the background.
Overall, I was happy with what started out as a difficult piece. Rebecca loves her new painting so the story of this piece has a happy ending.