Monday, June 10, 2013

Progress of a Painting 2: Pet Project

This is a continuation of the painting started in yesterday's post. Painting in the body (because it is not the center of interest) is done with a large brush and alternating colors: cool and warm to give form.
Artist Note: I usually paint the eyes last, even when they are not the center of interest. As soon as the eyes are recognizable, the viewer (including the painter) is draw to them. Also, once painted, the person (or in  this case, the dog) becomes alive  and I find this distracting. The colors for the fur included Shiva ice blue and cad orange, transparent orange and brown oxide and white in various mixtures.

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