Saturday, February 25, 2012

Finished Tiger

This has the whiskers finished. Here's today tip on these delicate aspects of an animal. I don't use white. The ones on the left are light blue, and the ones in the shadow right side are light purple.

I put in a dark violet line right under the light whisker to make the line stand out. I use value contrast instead of white because I think white tends to flatten and is less interesting. Especially if you use too much of it There is no white in this painting.

I am pleased with this and am so glad I was asked to do it. I've wanted to do this tiger for some time but was stuck. Now I'm ready to paint more.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Almost finished

I word on him awhile yesterday and got in more vegetation and cleaner features. The nose is greyed down and darker in value. The eyes sit back nicely. The reflection is sharper in the left eye as I wanted for variation and to keep the head rounded.

Now I think I am ready to put in the whiskers. It is the last thing and fun to pencil in with pastel pencils. I may put alittle more green in the background too.

Demo for Art Guild

This was as far as I got for my demo this last week. I got in the basic design and the temperature I wanted. The eyes look "buggy" to me and when I stood back, the nose was way too light and too pink. It is a nose for a house cat.

I do like the pink, blue and yellows instead of white. I will take it home and finish it.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bee Pot

Here is the new lidded container I finished last week. I like the color and how the bees turned out. I have 2 cups in the glaze kiln with the bees. I hope one will match.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Oregon landscape

Another try at a path into the woods. I would like to change the width of the strokes on the road. The back in thinner strokes and wider on the bottom.

Not really satisfied with one. I'll do this again sometime

Sunday, February 12, 2012

landscape from Oregon

This is a small one, but I am pleased with the colors. The atmosphere there was very clear and the greens had alot of blue... not like our warm sage greens here in Texas.