The finished "Hay Maze" Piglet Art
I truly love how this piece came out. I've been amazed at the pure color and beautiful brushwork of Angela Moulton's paintings. Every time I see her latest collection on YouTube, I am awestruck at how pure the background color is. So I wanted to try my hand at upping background color value in my work. Below is how I started: Hay Maze Start
Here, I establish the main layout and gesture of this piglet's face. I'm striving for something that looks painterly, yet would bring a smile to the face of the viewer, so this stage is important. Also, color values on the pig are being set. Hay Maze about halfway
This is where I put that rich background color in. Notice some neutral colors in with the bright. I wouldn't want all bright green here as it would be like all caps when texting. I'll re-post the final Hay Maze below: Lots of changes from the halfway point, I added shadows in the hay and a little here and there. …
5 x 5 inches, Oil on Gessoboard
I've painted this many times and every time I drive by the actual shack, I have to stop and look/take more pictures to work from. It's hard to admit that one smaller shack could inspire me so much.
4 x 4 inches, Oil on Gessoboard - Click to Bid
This piece was painted for the October Creatures of the Night, Nibblesfest Art Contest, or NFAC. The bidding starts at just .99 cents and is through ebay. Ends October 27. Good luck!