It starts out from a quote I found and wrote down in my idea notebook.
The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hands.
My brain starts making that clicking sound.
I paint the 20x20 canvas red. I like to start with bright colors. Since this horse painting will be predominately purple the red will give it a nice little glow.
I do several small sketches then go at the canvas with charcoal.
I mix a nice dark purple start painting the horse. The red underpainting makes it look even darker.
The stars start to appear and The Night Walks Down With The Moon starts to look like its illuminated.
Hopefully it will be finished tomorrow.