The Bald headed horse. Hey guys, I delayed in painting the horse, My wife had me painting the recreation room, not a very enjoyable task., but I finally got back on track. The horse still needs more shadows and highlights. Thank you very much for your patience. advice and critique are most welcome. I- Primed horse with floquil primer. 2- Undercoated the horse using burnt umber acrylic paint. Oils 1 -Base - Windsor Newton brown madder alizarin + Rembrandt burnt sienna. 2 - Medium shadows - Liquitex dioxide purple, Any purple will do. 3 -Dark shadows - mix ivory black into medium shadow. 4 - Medium highlight - Mars red. 5 -Extreme highlights - Mars orange applied to the uppermost part of the horse. 6-Extreme shadows - pure Ivory black. The eyes used the same black mixture as stated above,when dry I will give the eye a wash with cadmium red deep, and add the catch light with a little titanium white. After eye is completely dry,I will mix some ttwo part clear epoxy glue and apply it over the entire eye, to give it a nice sparkle. The hoofs. Base - Parchment + raw Sienna. Shadow- burnt umber. Highlight - unbleached titanium. Horse shoes- Testor silver with a little burnt umber and ivory black added to it. Shadows - ivory black. Highlight- testor silver with a touch of burnt umber. Catch light - pure silver. The mouth - . The tongue Base- Cadmium red with a little parchment mixed into it. Highlight -Titanium white with a little bit of the base color. Teeth Base- unbleached titanium with a little burnt umber and a touch of cadmium red. Shadow- burnt umber. High light - unbleached titanium. Extreme highlights - titanium white. When completely dry, usually after two weeks, I will give it a light sheen I use a mixture of 25% linseed oil and 75% turps, I apply this mixture with a large flat brush, when dry, and it will give the horse natural looking sheen. Next I will paint the saddle. Cheers. Roc.