‘Bathing in Buttercups’ 12″ x 19″ finished
After putting my line drawing onto the velour
I work the background from top to bottom
Because the hare itself overlaps the foreground
in places I start the top of the hare before bothering
with foreground.  I will work downwards as much
as I can to avoid leaning on my work.

 

They have such startled expressions usually.
They don’t stay still for long!

 

You can see I’ve started layering in the foreground
at the left.  It’s about bringing the layers forward
and building up a real sense of depth.
I really wanted to explore the full range of playing
with depth of field with this painting.
Different strengths of blending create the
gradients in the blur.

Hope it was helpful to see it in stages, thanks for visiting!