I don't have a finished painting tonight... so, I thought I would post an update on my kitten painting. Work on this guy has been slow and steady (in between the bird paintings) but I've been happy with the result so far. My goal is to have Spider (the kitty) finished in time to send him to his home by Christmas. Time is slowly running out... I better pick up the pace.
It took a few days longer than I hoped to finish and post this one... things have been super busy at work and I just didn't have the energy to paint. But, feeling a bit more energetic tonight so I put the final touches on this little guy. Lots of fun painting all the leaves and all the bright colours on these really rainy days.
The evenings have been bitterly cold lately... setting new record lows in my area... hence the desire to paint cooler feeling pictures. I've been experimenting with different washes of blue to capture the cooler autumn evenings. This one was a combination of ultramarine blue, indigo, and turquoise (all Daniel Smith paints). I've also added a touch of duochrome saguaro green in the feathers on this little guy for an extra little bit of sparkle.
I am beginning to think that the only way I am going to finish this bird challenge is to start painting multiple birds in the same painting. One bird at a time is starting to be a little slow. Oh well, there is still lots of time to finish!
I have gotten a bit more done on my oil sunset painting, but had some difficulty properly photographing it tonight... so, I thought I would post my latest bird challenge painting. I love playing with the fall colours in this one and have a few more ideas for more fall themed paintings.