Finally I have finished my Unicorn painting. I really loved working on this piece, so I wanted it to be the best it could be, I reworked and repainted far more than I usual. There should be a second layer to all my paintings, but I rarely have the time. I hope this comes off as a good young adult or children's book type piece.
Lately I have been using a very limited palette of Raw Umber, Ult. Blue, Yellow Ochre, Naples Yellow, a bit of Burnt Sienna, Titanium White and Ivory Black, and maybe a few other colors for the flowers. The outcome feels very natural to me.
If anyone looks at the Unicorn in Captivity Tapestry from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can see that I modeled the flowers, unicorn, and pomegranate tree on that piece. I still think that's probably the best, most sophisticated unicorn. My fiance has a poster of it in our living room. What a great piece.
The Unicorn, 21"x16", Oil on Paper on Masonite, 2011.