Painting progress of ‘Street Spirits’ 20″x16″
Photo reference kindly permitted by Jamie Hall

Started on the background as always

Treating the top half like a painting on it’s own and working in the foxes from left to right.

Pastel is all about building up layers of colour from dark to light.  I work across the fur gradually building up depth by adding the lighter values as I go.

Now I’ve blocked in that bottom half background.  Pretty much the same order I do the top half in.

Ah the rubbish…it’s the theme of this painting that I love.  The beauty of the wild next the ugliness of the urban.

The reflections are pretty much just a slightly looser version of what I’ve done on the top half I’m on the homeward stretch at this stage.