With the last horse painted, it was time to revisit the background trees on the left side. Though there were some nice passages of light, I felt they needed more depth. Dark greens, browns, and navys were added to enhance the trees.
The last step are the grasses. I could add streams of dust but these Pryor Mountain horses are in such good shape because of the abundance of grasses even in the dry months. Much of my time with them was spent watching them eat, hearing them crunch on the varied low growth vegetation.
Below is the finished piece scanned before it is varnished. Once the spray varnish is applied the darkest darks will be more pronounced.
Range Runners - Wild Horse Series
24" X 48"