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Sunday, April 20, 2008

On the Prowl

After sketching on the canvas, I then use a burnt sienna acrylic wash to give the canvas a warm earthy tint. This also seals the pencil work so it doesn't smear or come off as I am working. I like to work from the middle of the canvas and out. I can't resist getting right in there and making the center of interest come alive.

I just wanted an abstract grassy background to show off the tiger and to give him all the attention.

Added ultramarine blue in there to give the impression of sky.

To finish the painting, I glazed over a few areas in the sky and grass to give it more depth.
I also touched up the whites and highlights on the tigers fur. Darkened the shadows by glazing. Worked on the stripes more and did that final tweaking.

The name actually came easily to me this time, On The Prowl.


paintwithbarb said...

Welcome to blogging! And great painting!

Mystic Silks said...

Grrrrrr! Tiger, tiger burning bright...A Kipling poem, I think--
Love your blog!