Tuesday, 28 April 2009
This little cutie is Daniel. I was lucky enough to paint his sister Charlotte a couple of years ago and now it's Daniel's turn! Painting humans is completely different to animals so I'm having to remember how but I do love painting people, especially kids with cheeky grins. When painting skin tones, I have to work a lot more loosely, building up lots of layers, starting with darker tones and layering the lighter tones on top. I've done one lot of layers on Daniel's face but tend to go over it again once these layers are dry as it makes for a more even colour. With animals, I tend to paint in the individual hairs so it's quite a different process. Human skin has a very smooth tone compared to animal fur so requires more blending which can be tricky with acrylics but again, part of the challenge I enjoy. Am I mad??!! (hopefully no one I know will answer that as I know what they'll say!)
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
I'm getting there! I'm really hoping to get this painting finished tomorrow as, working for myself, I didn't realise it was Easter this weekend and that hubby will be having a 4 day weekend! When you work for yourself, you tend to forget that bank holidays exist, especially having no kids I have no idea when school holidays are. As for knowing what the date is, I rarely have a clue!
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Thursday, 2 April 2009
Here is the very first, and basic, stage of Parson. I've put the background on (with added light reflection from the window!) and have blocked in the canvas with Parson's main colours, just to cover up the canvas to stop it showing through later in the painting. I've been really looking forward to this painting as Beagles are one of my favourite dog breeds and this is also a fantastic photo for me to work from.