Today was a hectic day, and as I was laying down relaxing after dinner I realized I hadn’t painted yet today. Yikes! After over three weeks I had developed a habit! Imagine that.
And American Experience Rachel Carson came on on PBS and I really had to see it right then. What to do?
I ended up painting in bed while really just listening and looking up occasionally.
As you can see from the photo I am working from a black and white image, playing with color. His nose ran more than I expected and the paint doesn’t lift up well to fix it, so it is twisted weird. Other than that I think it is a fun study. The actual commission will be much more realistic in colors but I was considering concentrating on dark and light values tonight.
I have to think more on the colors I will use and techniques for feathered fur. I may try rough paper for this which I haven’t used as much. That texture would help the brush skip across the paper helping the feathery effect.
It is the first time I have painted in bed on a large plexiglass piece and thankfully no accidents occurred although our little dog tried her best by sailing up onto the bed. Yikes again!
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