I’m back at work on the second panel of the 4 Horsemen. The first dilemma is getting the scale correct. This figure, originally, behind the central figure, will now be in from of him, so he’s got to appear larger. It took some trial and error, but I finally got the size right. I like an irregular edge, so I’m going to hang the horse’s patooty off the edge.
The key with this composition is to keep some key elements consistent across both panels. In this case, it is the lines of the background. As they continue from one panel to the other, they create a cohesive composition. I’m loving this.
I’m nervous about the pace of my work being slow, and am considering reducing the scope of this piece to 2, rather than 3 panels. I really love the title and “The 2 Horsemen” doesn’t have the same appeal. So, when my parents stopped in to visit on their way to ski country, I put my dad to work in the studio fixing the rollers on one of my chairs.