I'm making slow progress but got a good bit accomplished this morning. Thanks to free gift card from Jerry's Artarama for $50 I ordered some Artisan Water-Mixable Oil Color that I have been wanting to try out. The gift card was a real surprise, so thank you to the people at Jerry's Artarama! They should be here next week so that is what I will be using for my final layers.
Here is the painting as it sits on my easel right now.
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To see step by step how I got to this point read on after the break.
Here I added a little more detail to the cowboy and the horse.
I also changed up the shape of the hills in the background a little.
Then I applied a wash of white over the background to tone the color down a little.
I used a glazing medium to keep it workable.
Next a wash of light blue over the background to make it
move back and to bring the cowboy forward.
With all that blue in the background I decided to really punch up the orange in the horse to make it the main focus of the painting. I also added a little more detail to the cowboy.
I punched up the colors in the foreground as well.