March 24, 2010 2 Comments
Here’s the latest update of the big Lion painting. Still really at the blocking in stage, although I have spent a little more time on the Lion’s head than elsewhere.
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March 3, 2010 Leave a comment
Here’s the latest update. I have done the under / tonal painting with just 1 acrylic colour – burnt sienna, although it might look a little dark on this photo, the highlights are where I have wiped the wet paint of with some tissue when it was drying.
This will just give me a rough plan to follow, just showing me the position of the darks and lights.
I might or might not, dig out my acrylics to continue with the underpainting as I did in my last demo – not decided yet
September 7, 2009 1 Comment
I want this painting to be quite realistic and that means to me that the grasses will also need to be detailed. Which on my large paintings is not usually a problem, but as mentioned this painting is something like 20in wide, so quite small.
Painting in all the individual grasses and little seed pods etc would no doubt look contrived and unrealistic, so I needed to devise another more natural way. What I did was a combination of loose directional brush strokes in the under painting and then a layer of spatter using various colours and a toothbrush! (old one then I went back in with the brush just to define the more important grasses.
I think it has come out ok so far. I need to let this bit dry before I do the very front ones – then I will go back and work most of the painting again.
January 29, 2009 2 Comments
I thoroughly enjoyed creating my latest Cape Buffalo studies, and from the emails I have received, lots of my visitors enjoyed them too.
When my gorilla painting has dried I have plans to do quite a few more studies, they could be anything at the moment, but elephants and Hippo are currently foremost in my mind – so if anyone is interested in those studies please just drop me an email – Paintings and studies can be reserved for collectors with no commitment to purchase.