Monday, July 29, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Snow Leopard Potrait

I've continued rendering the cat. I'm making a conscious effort to pay attention to the direction of fur. I've also blocked in the background color.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Snow Leopard Portrait

A simple portrait of one of my favorite cats.  This painting is all about rendering for me. I'm really paying close attention to the direction of fur and slowly building the layer's. I'm also glazing between layer's to lighten and darken accordingly.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Damask Cardinal

I'm finished with this one. I feel I've added enough blossom's to still have the negative space I was concerned about. I have a few more with this similar theme planned for the near future.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Damask Cardinal

I've done a little work on the blossom's. I'm not planning out the rest of the painting, I'll stop when it feels right to me, it shouldn't be much longer.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Damask Cardinal

I'm experimenting with something a little different here. I really like the damask pattern's on wallpaper's and fabrics and I've been trying to think of a way to combine them with my art. I thought it might be cool to try and use it as a background for a bird or flower or both! So I found a pattern that wasn't too busy and distressed it a little and also randomly added some goldleaf. When I was satisfied with that part, I decided to add a cardinal and flower's. I'm pretty far along at this point and will continue painting the rest of the blossoms.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013