The last installment in Stephanie Blaylock's Painting a Bay tutorial covers the details. Thank you so much, Stephanie. I know a lot of people are going to be referring to these posts in the next several weeks!
Painting a Bay
by Stephanie Blaylock
My favorite detail brushes come from Jerry’s Artarama.These are perfect for adding tiny details.
I start with a layer of Yellow Ochre.
I add some Payne’s Gray.
Then I brush on some of the mystery Brick color.
I paint on Liquitex Gloss, which blends the colors together.
I mixed some Liquitex with black and white for the mane braids since he’s a show horse.
Onto the tail. This is just a base coat before adding details. Here’s the palette... plus black.
I've blocked in the colors.
I also did some more layering on white markings.
This is a good stopping point. I'll let it cure overnight, and then I’ll do hair detailing.
I sprayed the tail with gloss so I can detail hairs and the brush will slid easily.
I put a straw over the acrylic rod so the spray won’t cover it, and I spray the whole horse one final time.
Here he is after the final Dullcote sealer.
I glossed the eyes and hooves with Liquitex High Gloss, and now he is all done. Well, except for the base... but that's a project for another day!