July 29, 2011 Leave a comment
Here is the 2nd of the Tiger paintings, once again the canvas size is 16 x 12in
I have only roughed in the initial tonal painting using my standard Burnt Sienna acrylic paint.
Next up will be the background.
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July 29, 2011 2 Comments
Along with the Lion painting that I am just finishing off I have two Tigers paintings that I am just in the very 1st stages of starting.
The canvas size is 16 x 12in and I am using some great wild references photos from the collector who has commissioned these two paintings.
Here I have only roughed in the initial tonal painting using my standard Burnt Sienna acrylic paint. Next up will be the background.
July 28, 2011 2 Comments
Here is the latest update of the Lion painting, I have now covered most of the canvas in paint, just the mouth / nose area to do then I will start to refine the whole painting.
Hope your enjoying the progress so far
16 x 12in
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July 26, 2011 1 Comment
After the tonal under-painting has dried it’s is time to start the oil painting stage. as most of you are familiar with I will be using W&N Alkyd oil paints from this stage to the end. I really think they are better than standard oils – they dry by the next day so I have the option to build layers up quite quickly
I like to start painting the eyes very early on in most of my paintings, it gives me the feeling that I have company when I paint plus I like to get the eyes right when I am nice and fresh, if the eyes don’t work then the rest of the painting will be worthless.
July 26, 2011 3 Comments
This is the latest Lion painting on my easel.
The 1st stage below shows my pencil drawing, it’s very simply done using just a regular graphite pencil, I have sealed the drawing to the canvas using W&N permanent fixative spray.
In the 2nd stage below I have toned the canvas with a thin coat of Acrylic Burnt Sienna, then when it had dried (approx 1 hr) I painted over the main lines, once again using Burnt Sienna Acrylic paint. I will use this loosely as my tonal map, helping me to easily see my lights and darks.
July 18, 2011 1 Comment
I have just put the finishing touches to my Brand New, wildlife reference photo CD – WILD AFRICA.
As the title suggests it is filled with photos of WILD African animals, taken in the Bush on my own Safari Trips.
It follows on from the other reference CD’s I have made in the past, giving artists Royalty FREE photos, ie you can paint from them and then sell your paintings without breaking any copyright laws or stealing photos from the internet
You can find out more details from my site wildlife reference photos, but I have also put just a few below as examples hope you like them