Here’s where it’s at with earlier shots, and I’m not happy with the eyes, especially the left one and know that I need to save more whites in his fur. With this one I tried painting wet onto dry paper and have some fur like edges in places, giving myself a map to follow as you can see from the first step below.
And below is stage 2. I have to admit even though I’m not happy with the outcome, I am having fun with the process and rethinking my procedures. Happy with the colors on the whole too which is nice. I’m doing this on strathmore aquarius and it is a very soft paper and I think I’m going to switch to arches or saunders waterford.
You can see earlier blog postings in the journey of painting Shiloh. Here’s where I painted in bed without a pencil sketch and here’s an eye study.
Now that the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge is over, I’ve been painting plein air, taking a painting class, and working on the Shiloh commission. I just haven’t been blogging about it. But I will catch up on that. I promise!
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