I've almost got another Tiger ACEO to list, hopefully later tonight.
However I've been working on two small paintings, one in acrylic, one in oil. I want to see which process I enjoy more, and which turns out the best.
Both are 5 x 7 inches, the oil is on canvas board, the acrylic on heavyweight Arches Hot Press Watercolour paper.
With both of them I am trying to paint a mid toned under painting. This was more successful on the acrylic as I put my small brushes away and made a real effort not to paint any detail. The hardest thing I'm finding with painting rather than drawing is 'unlearning' how I work. With a drawing I work with tiny strokes and detail from the first mark, that is not how I want to paint. I want to establish form and build up from there.
This is the acrylic, a Snow Leopard from my own reference photograph.Remember this is at the ugly stage and I need to do something with the sky it is totally wrong in tone.
The oil is a Cheetah, also from my own reference photograph.
It has a strange glare because the paint was still wet, again this is at the ugly stage.
Hopefully when I post again they will be looking very much better.