A quick update on the progress of the smaller Hare painting i'm working on.ive completed the underpainting and am now working on the next coat of oil and adding details to the head and ears.These are almost complete and once ive worked up the body fur i'll add in all the whiskers which should tie it all together nicely.
Just collected my little lemur study from the framers and thought i would show you all the end result as i was absolutely delighted with how beautiful the hand finished frame looked and more importantly how much it complimented the painting.The original is now available.
At the moment i have several oil pantings in very early stages including these two hare paintings.the topmost painting is a bit of an experimental one,where i aim to play with light and shadows and colours.I'm uncertain as to whether this one will work or just turn out as a hideous mishmash of colours but sometimes the images that start off a bit warily end up being the best,only time will tell.My second hare painting is a little more of a conventional study and quite a small piece so well within my comfort zone.I seem to be progressing the paintings at quite a slow pace right now as i go through one of my 'fidgety' stages where i find my concentration wandering(or not making an appearance in the first place)and so i'm constantly back and forth to the easel and consequently not getting very far with any of my fledgling paintings.i have several projects on the go away from my painting and i think thats the root cause of my wandering mind but hopefully tings will improve shortly.
South coast based Clive Meredith is an entirely self-taught artist and has been working professionally since 1993 specialising in detailed portrayals of wildlife from both Britain and abroad. Clive's initial interest in wildlife and the countryside was fostered in his early years, brought up the son of a dairy farmer, and spending hours outside in the Shropshire countryside birdwatching and larking about on the river Severn and its streams in his hometown of Shrewsbury. Working in both graphite pencil and oils,observation is vital to Clive's working practice.Each drawing or painting reveals meticulous attention to detail,achievable only by hours spent in the field observing and photographing subjects in their natural habitat.As a result Clive has become renowned for the stunning realism of his images and an incredibly assured ability to inject real life and character into his works. His art has been extensively published with over 50 limited edition releases to date and can be found in galleries throughout the uk and beyond. In 2010 Clive was named Wildlife Artist of the Year by Wildscape magazine after winning the prestigious annual competition with his image 'The Egret pool' and appeared as a finalist in the DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010,2012 and 2013 with works exhibited at The Mall Galleries in London. Clive is a member of the Pencil Art Society and the RSPB.