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. …
Otter Mug Shot No. 6, 5 x 5 inches, Oil on GessoboardBuy with Paypal $ 60.
The last day of 2014 finds me in the studio being inspired to paint another River Otter. Just love these adorable playful creatures. This otter and artist wish all a very safe and happy New Year's eve celebration. I have my wonderful granddaughter visiting and soon we'll be hitting the market to load up a cart full of junk food.
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.