Driving through the South Downs, I saw this beautiful cloud taking over the head of Firle Beacon.
so I snapped it and gave it a little iPhone makeover.
Added a rough cutout of our dear little Whippet ‘Mouse’ to see how a painting might work. Hahaha – Likey very much. So in production as we speak. Must get that fortuitous pair of Magpies in.
Mocking this one up to get a good composition with maximum ear spread and have decided to start with chalk for the underpainting, so can use cutout Mouse as template at this stage.
It’s coming on OK. Overspraying with Senellier resinous fixer will make the work so far receed and work well as an underpainting for oils.
Background is on its way. Need to leave to dry for a day or two.
Disembodied eyes anyone?
Head is coming together well. The clay coloured background is really working well for me. I’m using loads of matte medium with the oils to get a rough washy feel. Think it might speed up drying time too.
Using end of brush to scratch back through to ground. Really enjoying this.
Just needed a few tweaks here and there and popping in lovely old oak frame, and SOMEONE is quite pleased with himself.