Chris Cervantes and his horse, Dakota
Chris Cervantes and his horse, Dakota

Chris Cervantes and his horse, Dakota. Watercolor, pen, ink by Lahle Wolfe, March 2013.


Chris and DakotaBackstory

I painted this picture of my trainer and his horse, Dakota because I like horses and I like my (former) trainer turned friend.

I put down an initial wash of sepia India ink because I have found it helps make watercolors a little more waterproof when added on top.  Also, the India ink adds a light sheen when watercolor is added on top, which helped the highlights in the horse’s coat stand out a bit more.

March 2013.

Source: Black and white photo from Chris Cervantes, with permission.