Happy little me FINALLY got to lay the second layer of oils on my NaMo Lola today!! What a week plus... There's nothing like not having time to paint, especially during NaMo month! Here's hoping I can concentrate on her from here on out, I'm quickly running out of time! Her dapples should be next, & they are seriously intimidating me. 😝 That light color is going to show ANY screw ups!
Day 3 & I finally got Lola's first layer of oils down! Boy did that take forever too. You wouldn't think such a flat pale color would take me as long as it did. She was an all day project!
Also, there's nothing like a light color to prove to yourself just how desperately you need to freaking DUST. Sweet mercy.
But anyway... Light color oils seem to take longer to dry than dark colors, so I don't expect to do any more to her until the beginning of the week now.
Day 1 of NaMoPiaMo! I was out of the studio most of the day, but I did get Lola's base coat mixed & painted tonight. She'll probably get one more coat before I move on to oils, pretty sure there are still a few thin spots. But that'll wait for tomorrow, I'm not going to oil her tonight, & the encroaching winter weather front is giving me a headache. 😣
Welp, tallyho! Last minute registered for NaMoPaiMo! Hopefully this year I can break my two year streak of not finishing! (To be fair, it was not my fault in '20! Or last year either really.)
I plan to do a buckskin, though it's not written in stone for it to be EXACTLY like my ref. I haven't done a Trad buckskin in YEARS & I'm interested to try out what I've learned on a big pony!
...Looking at her sideways here, Lola is a long horse, just sayin'! 😂
Good luck all!
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