For this week, a little bit of fun for Valentine's Day. Here is the first of three on the theme "Pucker Up!". Original reference photo by Patricia Ann Jones from Paint My Photo, this delicious piggy glories in the name of Miss Piggin Beautiful.
A palette knife painting, I toned the board with some burnt sienna, which turned out useful as the grey stonework I was planning to use as background had to be wiped off when it proved too cool and too similar in value to piggy. I realised that a similar shade to the underpainting would make piggy pop more effectively. The colours on my palette were: magenta, Paynes Grey, Transparent Oxide Red and white.