It's been quite the summer and like most everyone else, I feel it's flying by. I've been busy on a commission that I hope to finish tomorrow. However, I did take a break from the commission to paint this little gal.
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.
"Cocco" 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Gessoboard
I have some news for those who subscribe and my collectors. I'm moving back to Blogger. It's been a long time and I tried another blogging venue. It didn't work for me. This artist has spent countless hours trying to get tech savvy. I want to paint. So stay tuned. First post for 2017 coming shortly.