Monday, 7 November 2011

Little fox study



A combination of lack of studio time and chronic procrastination this week means that i havnt a lot to show for the weeks work.I have several smaller oils on the go right now,none of which have progressed particularly quickly and this little underpainting for a small fox study is the most recognisable thus far.I hope to be able to make something of this little study over the next few days.i photographed this particular animal on a very sunny day with the light behind the subject making an interesting backlit photo,which i hope to do justice to in this painting.Portraying the darker,shadowed areas will be my toughest challenge here i think where i'll have to introduce some blues and violet to contrast with the brighter bleached out white highlights.Oh well,fingers crossed and i'll update soon.

2 comments:

Mike Woodcock said...

This looks like it's going to be a cracking little piece!

Clive Meredith said...

thanks mike,its a re-working of an earlier graphite piece and ive struggled with this image on and off for a while now.portraying the lighting and resultant shadows correctly has been my downfall thus far