Monday 29 April 2013

Serval kitten painting progress

Whilst the amur leopard cub painting is drying out prior to framing ive re-started work on my serval kitten painting and having given the whole cat a second coat of oils i'm now working on detailing the cats head.its proving to be quite tricky for me and has been scraped back a couple of times as i wasnt happy with the results but i'm confident that it has started to go the way i want it now.

Monday 22 April 2013

Amur Leopard cub almost complete

The painting is now very nearly completed having worked up the next layer of oils on the body of the cat.Its now been put aside to dry and then i shall perform some final fur finessing and sign it.

Thursday 18 April 2013

Amur Leopard cub painting update

Really pleased with the progress thus far on my Amur leopard cub painting.after a couple more days working the details ive now completed the head of the cat and the next step will be to tackle the body fur.

Monday 15 April 2013

Amur leopard-detailing

After yet another protracted break from this painting due to illness ive finally managed to make a start today on the more detailed layer of oil paints.This is the part i enjoy most as working with small flats,rounds and riggers i start to build fur detail on top of the base coats of oil.i tend to add another coat of base colour oil on an area and then work the detail into that wet on wet,adding a little liquin medium into the mix occasionally when i want a bit of fur to really stand out on top of previous fur work.the addition of the medium makes the paint flow more freely and combined with a rigger brush allows me to lay hair on top of already wet fur work without it blending in.

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Amur leopard cub painting update

since my last posting ive underpainted the paler parts of the cat and now ive also added a second strengthening layer of oils to the spots.this now has to be put to one side to dry before i can move onto the detailed oil coats.

Friday 5 April 2013

Back to the studio (at last)

                                                                  amur leopard cub
                                                                       serval kitten
The two images above show my two latest oil paintings at the very early underpainting stage.unfortunately after my last post i came down with a flu bug and have been unable to work until now.ive very lightly underpainted the Serval and now put to one side to dry and made a start on an amur leopard cub study.having painted a blue/green background tone to the picture and blocked in the spots i decided to make a start on the cats eye.i am continuing with the underpainting on this cat and hopefully by the time thats complete the serval will be dry enough to continue.