Monday, July 26, 2010

I've been away on a family holiday, so the Snow Leopard had some rest. I've completed it in the previous 3-4 days. Here's the final result:

My signature is still missing, and probably will work a little on it with a fresh eye. It's on a 80 x 60 cms canvasboard, which is a big painting for me.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Roughly the lower quarter is left. I think I'll start a new oil, and set this aside as I'm a bit bored of painting rocks. I'm doing it for over 10 days now.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The painting is slowly developing. Sometimes I have company:

I'm working on the rocks from the top. With the 2nd layer I roughly make them complete:

Then I took a deep breath and started the Leopard:

This is the current stage, the upper half of the painting is almost done. I'll add smaller details and emphasize the light at the end:

I'm still working with the reduced palette (permanent yellow, ultramarine blue and cadmium red).

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

I've started a big oil of a Snow Leopard. A great advantage of such projects is that I can work outside in the garden. I have a nice company, a Black Redstart family with recently fledged juvs. They sometimes come really close.

Usually I immediately start with paint, but this time the scene is quite complicated, so decided to make a more or less detailed pencil drawing:

Blocking in the main colours. I moved the Leopard a bit to the right:

This is the very first layer of colours. I've decided to reduce my palette quite seriously. I used ultramarine blue, cadmium red light and permanent yellow light (and titanium white of course). This can help to achieve a uniform atmosphere throughout the whole painting.

I'm working on a 80 x 60 cms canvasboard.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

8 months quickly passed since my Snow Leopard trip, but I could start dealing with the theme only now. I'm working on studies, I attatch one here: