Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Camera!!!

I got a new camera for Christmas, and I think my videos will be a lot better. What do you think?  Here's the next segment of the dog painting : )

The final painting

Here is the final painting! As a last step, I took a very soft squirrel hair brush, loaded it up with a lot of water and a little ultramarine blue, and swept it over the bird AND the background on the back and bottom of the bird to 'attach' him better to the background. This is another trick to help the subject to not look like a cutout, but attached to the background of the painting.

Trick for the last stages of a painting

This painting is getting very close to being done. An important step at this stage is to soften edges, to help focus the viewer's eye on the important parts, and to help attach the subject to the background

Thursday, January 5, 2012