SWEETIE – A MARE’S PROGRESS [watercolour painting of a horse step by step]


Meet Sweetie. We were together for almost 20 years. As you can see from the photo, she could be very sweet and gentle; she could also be quite the opposite. She was a “lead mare”, which in horse terms means she is the boss. I have always loved this photo of the two of us, and finally tried to paint it. As you can see from all the colours in her coat, this was no easy project!

Initial Drawing
First wet in wet washers – quin, burnt orange, quin, violet and indanthrone straight up or in various mixtures