Monday, January 30, 2012
A Deer and a Snake
A nice person on the internet site Reddit.com suggested that I try painting on a surface smoother than canvas, so I did. It was nice not to fuss with the little dimples inherent in canvas.
I'm pretty happy with the composition and the color palette. Though, if I painted this over again, I might take the time to draw out and paint in each little leaf on the trees individually in a thick double coat. But, I think I'm happy enough with this that I'll leave it alone and take my lesson on to the next painting.
The mister got the creative bug at 2:00am Sunday morning and started singing his heart out in his not-sound-proof studio, so I was up too. With not much else to do at such an indecent hour of the morning, I got several new paintings sketched out -- all on bristol. A little robot and a portrait of a panda bear are now on the docket for this week! I'm crossing my fingers that they look as cute painted as they do sketched in pencil!