Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Black Leopard portrait



here is where i am with my black leopard oil painting.the photo is awful but i cant seem to rid myself of the glare from wet paint and shiny bits.the nose really doesnt stand out as much as would appear from the photo and the cat itself is actually a good deal darker too.however you can see that i dealt with the issues with the bottom right hand corner and am happy with the overall result.the painting is as near to finished as a painting could be all bar a few bits here and there.i am longing to 'oil out' the painting and get a uniformly glossy appearance once its dried.Once the painting has been scanned i'll post a decent image.hope you all like it.

4 comments:

Colette Theriault said...

Looks wonderful already Clive but I understand your issues with trying to get a good reproduction out of a photo/scan. Just love those long, whispy whiskers!!

Clive Meredith said...

thankyou colette,so much more difficult to photograph than pencil!

Ida M. Glazier said...

So wonderful seeing the progrssion of this oil painting!! I am also struggleing with an oil, and found that when I took a digital photo of it, it works to turn off the flash, and lights and pull it away from any light coming from windows, and hopefully the shine won't be as much. That shine is wonderful when viewed in person, tho - -amazing how oils do that. Your talents are so amazing, this is truly a beautiful painting!!

Clive Meredith said...

thankyou Ida,glad youv'e enjoyed seeing this one come together.ive tried every combination of position,lighting etc in an effort to get a good shot but i guess i'll just have to wait until its dry and i get a good bright day here in grey and miserable uk:-)