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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Wolverine, Progress update

Yesterday in the studio was a productive one.  I'm very close to finishing this wolverine piece with a bit more work on the face, a little fine tuning here and there on the body.   Today I'll focus on the pine log.  It will begin to take a better rounded shape when I add more highlights, shadow and the amber glow highlighting the lower sides.  

As a look out my windows at the beautiful Pines and Red Cedar I am reminded of the peach and amber glow beneath the branches.  I love reflected light and color I see on many things here in the forest.  The lovely cast shadows and rays of light streaming onto the forest floor add so much dimension.  It's very nice having a reference to which I am painting just outside.


Marc Calvo said...

Formidable!,just like i himagine, an also i like te position of the animal.In my case i would adding a composition of boreal forest background.

Brenda Johnson said...

This was a fun piece to do. The brushes were amazing too. Lucky find! If you can get them, try them.

I like to give some depth to paintings by dropping the background back by blending. Since the critter is the main focus of this painting, I've chosen to emphasize his importance by doing so.

I have one painting on the easel which will have more background detail. Water, logs and lots of forest bits in the foreground. Happy Painting Marc