Personal Art Blog
Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
6x6in oil on canvas board
These little vases are from Thailand so what could be more appropriate than a bit of leopard pattern to go with them.
After painting the bright colors of the Picasso Rose yesterday, it was quite a change to use earth tones.
I kept the dark areas as transparent as possible using Transparent Oxide Brown with Ultramarine Blue and for the cloth I did a Transparent Oxide Yellow wash first, then placed the dark spots of the pattern with the same dark mixture. For where the light was hitting, I came back in with Naples Yellow to negative paint around the black leopard spots and used a cool mixture for the shadows.
As I am trying to paint in a looser fashion I was careful not to make everything perfect and hard edged.
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.