A very special commission for a couple and their beloved Archie. I got to meet and photograph Archie who was a real gent! I love his thoughtful wee expression and as the piece was to be kept quite small I gave him quite a plain background.
|The finished piece, pastel on velour 12″x12″|
|My line drawing transferred onto the yellow
velour. I’m using yellow to keep the tone nice
and warm. It has become my favourite tone for painting
|First layer is a Brown Earth shade from Unison.
This will be nice and warm also shining through
the top layers of the background.
|I’ve toned that down and left a good dark shadow
behind Archie. This made use of DK14 one of my favourites!
|Using a Blue Violet shade to mark in the fur direction.|
|My favourite colour is purple, big surprise. A lot
of my palette when I go to paint something focuses
heavily on yellow vs purple. Does your favourite
colour affect your colour choices often??
|Making use of the Light range from Unison. The top
row of my Animal Selection Unison set has many
off-white shades. See more about this set here
|Working down the body working in the darkest
Hope you enjoyed the progress. I don’t always have time to put lengthly explanations under each picture but I hope that by taking the progress shots it is helpful in itself. Please subscribe for more or take a look back through my earlier posts 🙂