Tuesday, November 6, 2012
6x6in oil on canvas panel $100. SOLD
A verrry contented grandcat.
I want to thank Mary Hibbs, OH, for buying the painting
of Mr. Chomp yesterday so that $125. donation
will go to an animal shelter of need back east.
My hubby is doing the research for the best one .
I had a full day of teaching and now I want to go off and
vote so this will be short.
How do you show closed eyes on a cat who has black fur
where the eyes are? Especially in the fracturing technique.
What a dilemma
Answer. Its NOT EASY!
If at first you do not succeed then try try and try again!
At first they were too obvious and lost the effect of fur.
Paint, scrape off, paint scrape off, four times!
I looked very carefully at the subtle changes of value
and I remembered the principle
BLACK in the light moves close to a middle value
It helped a lot.
The other part of that principle is
WHITE in the shadow moves to a middle value.
I used the same pile of gray to lighten the black and
darken the white.
Labels: animal, cat, fracturing technique, impressionism, julie ford oliver daily painter. blog, oil on canvas, sleeping cat
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.