New Painting! “Mongol Horse #5-Evening Run” (Step By Step)

Mongol Horse #5-Evening Run 24x36" oil (price on request)

I was at Ikh Nartiin  Chuluu Nature Reserve in Sept. of 2008. While sitting outside my ger, a small herd of local horses came wandering by. It was early evening and some of them were feeling frisky, like this stallion. I loved the quality of light on his reddish coat. The background shows some of the fantastic rock formations at Ikh Nart, which provide habitat for argali sheep and Siberian ibex.

Here’s the step and step creation of this painting:

The brush drawing start
Laying the shapes of the shadows
First indication of the background
Shadow shapes for background elements
First pass of color for sky and ground
Progress on the horses
Light and dark sides established for rocks
Approaching the finish
The finished painting

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