The Wells Fargo Wagon
This piece began a new headache. The song, from The Music Man, was a lot of fun. Busy, but fun. My Trouble (with a capital T) began when photoshop started crashing on me. This is the painting from which I learned to save and save often. I was at the two hour mark and poof... everything was gone. I hadn't saved in well over an hour. This is what is left. BUT it's been the experience and not the results I've savored, so... up it goes. And I don't have to re-do it.
This is an opportunity to discuss the underdrawing, however. I do not include the plans for composition into my two hours. Instead, I come up with a very loose sketch, then refine it for 8 layers. In general, this has taken about an hour and a half. I miss this painting and I'm sorry it's lost--especially the horse. But I bet my memories of it are better than its reality.
Posted by Wilson Swain