Caro Ward demonstration April 22

'Equestrian art'

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Caro had prepared in advance a sketch of two Andalusian horses on a stretched canvas.

Starting with a small brush, she used a variety of colours to go over the sketch finding areas to block out in colour. The canvas was then placed on the floor and splashed first with water and then thinned acrylic paint. The primer allowed the acrylic paint to be absorbed.

The last part, back on the easel, involved oil paints with a dark grey mix of colours, and selected areas such as the head and muscles to highlight. A fan brush was used to create fur on the mane.

This very impressive demonstration illustrated the special realationship Caro has with both horses and her paintings.