Wednesday, March 3, 2010
More work on Cougar painting
I got the tree done yesterday on the cougar painting. Had a little more trouble than I expected getting it to "stand out" against the background. But a combination of using cool (blueish) washes to contrast against the warm colors of the background and bringing up the values (blacks blacker and whites whiter) did the trick. I also added some more branches than were in the original drawing. This happens many times in a painting, that once I get working on it it will "speak" to me about things that it needs. This is one of the main reasons I work in acrylic - it is easy to make changes along the way!