Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Study of a 17th Century Polish Cavalryman



This study of Polish Cavalryman was painted on a wood panel made to look like a metallic plate.  The effect was done using acrylic copper and gold paint on a tan background, with a coat of Liquitex Matte Medium on top to help the oils stick.  One of those last minute decisions that turned out pretty cool.

I hate to see this blog just sitting here, but I've been extraordinarily busy working on a large book project.  I'll try to update more regularly over the next few weeks.  Now, however, I have to make final preparations for this blasted hurricane that coming.  After the wind then!

4 comments:

Jenn said...

Nice! I love that texture in the background-

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks, Jennifer! I worked it so much with the pallet-knife, by the end I was surprised how smooth it was.

Ems said...

looks awesome!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks, Emilie!