2012. A Brand new Year!
My first Collection of the new year will be titled, "The American Buffalo". There are many buffalo to be seen in this part of the country. Huge and magnificent beasts, they will present me with an opportunity to learn more about the mighty buffalo, travel to areas where they are roaming and take photographs. The photographs will be published as the second part of the Collection. I have started two of the paintings already....they are certainly a challenge to paint. There are many, many different types and textures of fur on the animal and learning what paint brushes and what techniques I will use to depict them is a process in itself!
Here is "Lone Buffalo"...this is Day Three of this painting and you can see that while it is coming along..I still have many layers to paint and many subtle changes to make.
I took a photo of my work at day three..and then printed it in Black and white...and in sepia tones to better see the areas where I need to add or detract from the value.
Check Back..to Watch The progress!
The Painting on Day Three
The Painting, A photo of the painting in Sepia Tones
* This helps me to refine areas of value.