1/5/18 I have started the painting of Chief crazy horse . Starting with a detailed drawing using water soluable colour pencil . Then a monochrome Imprematura first layer has been applied to help define & highlight the lights & shadows using a burnt sienna weak glaze.
3/5/18. Now working from the bottom of the portrait applying the first layer of colour .
16/5/18. have now completed the first layer of colour . slowly feeling my way with various colours to create a well balanced colour harmony using mainly earth pigments such as red umber, raw umber, raw sienna & Indian red as a foundation for the skin tone.
11/6/18 Chief crazy horse is slowly progressing. Have been working out the placement of the base of the feathers. next will go over the painting further refining the portrait.
9/7/18 now towards the final stage of the portrait. have been working on the skin tone adding another layer . the feathers have been further refined & his clothing . have added Indian Yellow to the pallet. For the background have used a contrast of raw umber , sap green mixed with raw sienna & for the light area naples yellow with indian yellow to create a vibrant earth colour.