Cindy Gosselin  


White Horse in a Field of Yellow by Cindy Gosselin

November 2021 - White Horse in a Field of Yellow

November 2021 - Cindy Gosselin

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About the Image(s)

I painted this image entirely in PS with the Mixer Brush some time ago. Instead of using the mixer brushes on one layer and with freehand strokes (as done via “Beyond the Brushes”); this technique involved using an “underpainting” and then gradually building up the more detailed strokes and color. This was done by using the techniques of Jack Davis (I believe I had downloaded a course from Creative Live or Kelby). The Davis protocol involved the use of presets and actions to add the brush strokes and color to the image. (I also used the underpainting technique on the DDG image from April 2021). I do absolutely prefer the techniques of Beyond the Brushes, but I think that the underpainting style worked for this image, as it gave it a more muted, dreamy, painterly quality.


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5 comments posted




Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
Love the composition and colors and the fairy-like setting. Just a beautiful horse. It all comes together beautifully. While this is exquisitely done, I think I like your more painterly strokes a bit better.   Posted: 11/17/2021 18:00:51



Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
While I can't claim to understand Mixer Brush, it does give a wonderful brushstroke texture here while leaving your dreamy horse and field of flowers intact. This is such an attractive painting and makes me miss those summer days already.   Posted: 11/18/2021 11:47:02



Gerhard Geldenhuys   Gerhard Geldenhuys
This must have kept you busy for a while and a very rewarding result. Well done once again Cindy.   Posted: 11/20/2021 06:55:53



Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
You couldn't have asked for a better subject in a field! The yellow flowers occupy the bottom third of the image, and I believe the horse's eye is on the top third line. The horse's front right leg is on the 1/3 vertical. All in nice positions for eye appeal. I also appreciate the space at right, which is needed in an animal image and counterbalances the weight of a white horse. You'll have people wondering if it is a photo or painting, which in this case is a good thing!   Posted: 11/24/2021 11:02:53



Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
You couldn't have asked for a better subject in a field! The yellow flowers occupy the bottom third of the image, and I believe the horse's eye is on the top third line. The horse's front right leg is on the 1/3 vertical. All in nice positions for eye appeal. I also appreciate the space at right, which is needed in an animal image and counterbalances the weight of a white horse. You'll have people wondering if it is a photo or painting, which in this case is a good thing!   Posted: 11/24/2021 11:02:53