Thursday, 11 August 2016

Grey Kitten

oil painting of a grey kitten
Still practising cats here. This one was tricky both for lack of chroma and lack of form: a grey fluff-ball basically. I used black only for his eyes and nose, otherwise I mixed chromatic greys using complementary colours. 
To achieve fluffiness I used fingers more than brushes to paint his coat. This is worked on rough linen, not the smooth board I usually use. I discovered that rough linen works better if what you want to achieve is fluff.

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