Painting Progress

The more I work with oil the more I love it. Layering on touches of color is as delicate as folding egg whites into cake batter, it has to be done lightly or the color goes flat and the texture its lost.

I decided to rework the painting of Mike and give him a richer background. I softened some of the edges by adding hints of the new background into the shadows of his coat. It feels do much better.

What would a collection of dog portraits be without something truly fancy? With that in mind I decided to paint Elizabeth Taylor and her pup from a fragrance ad that ran in the early 90s. Titled “All That’s Precious”

And I am starting a waterfall, this time I am going to leave a lot to the imagination. It will be interesting to see the difference between feeling like a waterfall looking like one.


About Pepper

Being someone who is actively searching for ways to make what I have better I thought it would be useful to share my talents and discoveries with anyone who is interested. So much of what I do is made from things that are easy to access and are perfect projects to spice up a weekend. In the words of Bernice Fitz-Gibbens "Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there." I hope that you will join me each weekend for a little inspiration and fun.
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