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Painting of Christina

This is Christina Tift. She is originally from Denmark. I met Christina and her husband, Jeff a few years back at the Cody, Wyoming Annual Horse Auction. They live in Sheridan, WY.

This painting is traditional oils on Ampersand Gessobord Masonite. The finished size is 16″ x 16″.

Here is version one. On day one, I laid down a base coat for Christina’s Stetson, face, scarf, hair and leather collar.

Christina WIP 01

This is day two. I have added more detail to her face and laid down my base coat for her wool coat and hands.

Christina WIP 02

Day three. I finished detailing her upper body. I also added the leather trim on the top of her chaps and the decorative leather trim with the Conchos on the front of her jeans.

Christina WIP 03

Day four. I spent the entire day roughing in the back of her saddle, saddle blanket and the horse’s rear.

Christina WIP 04

Day five. Here I have laid in the base coat for her beautiful, weathered chaps.

Christina WIP 05

Day six. I finished detailing her chaps and the back of her saddle. I was able to lay in the base coat for the front of her saddle.

Christina WIP 06

Day seven. Here I laid in the horse’s neck, mane, reins and the front of the saddle blanket.

Christina WIP 07

Here is the final! I painted in the background color and signed it.


Here are three close-ups of my final version to show all the detail.

Christina WIP 08

Christina WIP 09

Christina WIP 10

Thanks for riding along. Stay tuned, there are many more of my works in progress to come.


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