This is a Pencil Sketch on Canvas. I have ued a 4b Pencil then sprayed with a fixative to prevent any smudging. The Canvas was prepared with 4 coats of Gesso Drying and using wet and dry on each layer, to get a smooth finish. The next step is to paint the whole canvas with Burnt Sienna Acrylic paint. Acrylic dries quicker than oil Paint. This kills the white of the Canvas and allows me to judge the the lighter and darker tones easier. See Lion Cub 2 Below.
As you can see the burnt sienna back ground allows me to see the lighter and darker values. I am now using Oil Paints and blocking in various Tonal Values. Using mainly, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Alizarin Crimson Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White. Alizarin Crimson and Ultramarine Blue for the shadow areas.
This is an Oil Painting on Fine Linen.
Having done a rough sketch, I normally start with the Animals eyes and face then, If they look OK move on to other areas, not in any particular order.
Progress so far on Lioness up Tree, (I will be calling it "Hanging around," Eventually) What do you think?
Have been working on the Background to make it recede and more work on the foreground trees, to bring them forward.
I will be concentrating on the Lioness next. Watch this space.
Update Tues 15th Feb. Have now done all the blocking in and will be adding all the detail to finish off the painting.
Have finished all the blocking in and when this is dry will put in all the detail.
This is the Finished Painting, hope you like it. This will now go to my Framer for Framing.
The Framer is
Browns Fine Art Printing & Framing
36,Locks Heath Centre
Locks Heath SO31 6DX
Then on to Marwell Exibition in end August/September 2011.
This has been sketched out using a Polychromos Pencil (Wax Based) on Fine Linen Canvas to save later smudging.
The Giraffes have been painted over with thinned down oil paint.
I will keep you posted as I proceed.
This painting I decided to paint in Acrylic instead of Oil, from my coloured pencil painting. This Acrylic painting I have donated to "Big Cat Conservation" To be auctioned off by them in June 2012.
This is a New Adventure for me using Coloured Pencils. I was encouraged by an Art colleague of mine to have a go, she is a Well known Coloured Pencil Artist. Karen Coulson www.karencoulson.co.uk Have a look at her site I've even gone so far as to join the UKCPS (United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society,) prompted by Karen , hope to display some of my work with them soon.
I will use this sketch to produce a future Oil Painting. Hope you like it.
This again is a Coloured Pencil Drawing - no stoppng me now. Which when finished will be used to produce an Oil Painting.
I will keep you updated with progress.
This is yet another pencil sketch, which will be used for an Oil Painting at a future date.
All these pencil drawings, when finished, will be framed and put into exhibitions for sale.
This is the Finished Painting, which differs from my original idea. I decided to keep the background simple to focus attention on the Moon Bear. I hope you like it. This will be going for auction next year 2014. All proceeds go to "Animals Asia" to help save the Moon Bears. I will let you know how much it raised.