This raccoon subject sure has a lot of fur. Made some progress on it yesterday. Need to work on her back fur some more, but at least I have his undercoat done there. And then on to the feet. A few more days I think and she might be finished.
It is hot and muggy here in the Northern Neck right now, so I’m sort of glad for a studio focused painting to keep me busy. This coming week should be cooler and I’m looking forward to working outdoors at least one day with my painting buddy, Daphne. We will probably be at or very… Continue reading Yesterday’s Studio Work
Here are progress photos from today’s work on the Raccoon painting: I’m pretty happy with the eyes at this point. I also pumped up the darkest parts of the painting with her legs and ear interiors and nostrils. The next painting session will focus on finishing the nose and muzzle. At that point I need… Continue reading The Eyes Have It
The Plein Air Unleashed event sponsored by the Allure Art Center in White Stone was written up by Outdoor Painter Magazine (their on-line edition). You can read it here: Article Looking forward to participating in this event again next year. It really is a lot of fun.
We had company over the weekend, so no painting happened. But I did get out in the kayak and started scouting birds on the creek. Today, I came back to the Raccoon painting. This one is big for me: 16X20″. That means bigger brushes, bigger paint puddles to mix up and standing up at the… Continue reading Raccoon Adventures Begin
Here is where I left off four days ago. And following are close ups of various points in the painting as of three days ago and finally a large shot of the whole thing. I’ve been busy with other, unrelated things, so did not get back to the painting yet. It is where I plan… Continue reading Canola Fields Progress