Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Camouflage


Here is a beautiful Maine Coon cat lurking in the branches.

This was a tricky painting to do and I took no work-in-progress shots because it felt like I was hovering on the brink of disaster at every stage and I didn't really want it immortalised! 

I painted the tree trunks with a palette knife which was great fun. To try and capture the elusive colour of the tree trunks, I created about 6 puddles of colour on my palette, in a value string from dark to light, but did not properly mix any of them. I lifted paint from the puddle with a knife and then relied on the application to blend the colours. I painted the cat with a brush and the same puddles of colour only lighter tints. 

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