I loved creating this piece. This bronco is 1 of 2 pieces created in the same week. This is version 1 and also my reaction piece to my trip to Fort Worth Texas, March 2016. Seriously, my place to be. So much inspiration. :) Again, I apologize for not having pics of the initial steps before pic 1. In pic 1, you can see that base color that I tinted the panel with prior to adding my first layer of oils. I tinted my clear gesso with an acrylic raw sienna and then I started to lay in very thin layers of burnt sienna for the background being careful to not tint the center of underneath the horse, to give the effect of a dust cloud. Then, I started to block in the colors of the horse followed by painting in the rider. I personally love tobanio paint horses so this horse definitely reflects my preferred color tones of my real horses. Ironically, I had a colt with similar markings and he was a hell-fire and ironically is the sweetest horse imaginable now. I wanted my subject matter to be a moment in time. That second before he realizes that he will soon hit the ground and that second where he can appreciate what brought him up to this point.
I loved painting little flaws into this piece as well....for instances- the riders left boot is well worn. :)