This is day 4 of Danny Roberts 5th oil painting. The art is 5ft by 4.5ft

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Day 3 – Horse Girl

Hello friends, how’s your Sunday going? Well, mine is going great. i started to try to develop the background layer today. Almost done with the underpainting. Not quiet sure what i’m doing, but it’s starting to come around, i think. i might need to let the paint sit for a day. i hope you all aren’t getting sick of the post on the process. If you are, just let me know. :)

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  1. Shona | Reply

    i love looking at how it changes over the days its fascinating to compare them and the undercolours used. Very inspirational

    January 26, 2009 at 6:46 am
  2. I really like your work and I appreciate it, and… I’m not amused this time. Lady on picture look so skinny, almost unhealthy. And unhappy. But maybe You just want it like that?
    Anyway, I can’t wait for the final!

    January 26, 2009 at 8:20 am
  3. Re: Agata
    Sorry your not enjoying this one.
    with oil painting there is a long layering
    process. i’m not even done with the “sketching” portion of the picture yet.
    so it should change a lot from here.
    about 10% done with it.
    i hope you will like the end product. :)

    January 26, 2009 at 2:33 pm
  4. hey.i read your blog all the time but this is my first comment. i love that youre showing your process. i am also a painter and its really interesting to see all the layers! i like to take pictures of my paintings like this too, its neat to watch it progress. it looks great. it definitely doesnt look like your third oil painting. youre a pro already (what kind of paints are you using?

    January 26, 2009 at 3:41 pm
  5. leo | Reply

    i find it really interesting and amazing to see how you make this drawing/picture or whatever you can call it!!!
    i really like it!!! but it would be great to see more of the drawings from your model sketch book, because i really like them!! i print them and hang them on my wall in my room!! i hope you doesn’t mind:D
    greeting from the snowy germany

    January 26, 2009 at 8:29 pm
  6. Lanie | Reply

    Please keep posting your progress on this painting. It is beautiful and it's fascinating to see how it develops.

    p.s. I really appreciate the way you responded to Agata. So tactful & polite of you. It is really nice to see someone not become defensive or rude when faced with a bit of criticism.

    January 27, 2009 at 5:54 am
  7. Hanna | Reply

    I really, really like this picture! It might be one of your best, atleast of the work I’ve seen so far. Im anxious to see the final result! So hurry, hurry!

    January 27, 2009 at 11:32 pm
  8. dennis | Reply

    your work is amazing. keep up the great work! i wish i could be half as talented as you are. cant wait to see the final piece!

    January 31, 2009 at 6:15 pm
  9. You are so incredibly talented and hardworking. I mean, I can never finish my paitings with details, I get tired of watching the same background all the time.
    But your work is SO beautiful on rich.
    I love this painting and I’m a huge fan of your bloggers’ portraits. You always manage to capture their personalities expressions so well. :)

    January 31, 2009 at 9:06 pm