Figures re-appear!

07/06/12

About 15 hours in ...more

The Wessex makes an appearance

29/07/12

Adding to the action ...more

More knife work

27/07/12

Numbers and such ...more

Finished at last!

01/08/12

On to the next one ...more

Leopard

27/10/12

Painting a Leopard in Oils ...more

Leopard Drawing

27/10/12

Acrylic drawing ...more

Leopard Drawing

27/10/12

Detailed drawing ...more

Begining to use colour

27/10/12

Blocking in ...more

Background

27/10/12

Establishing the background ...more

Washes and bending the tail!

27/10/12

Bringing in the light ...more

Final Acrylic work

27/10/12

Base colour applied ...more

Now for the Oils!

27/10/12

Detailed work on the leopard begins ...more

Head and Shoulders

27/10/12

Nose Job ...more

Tummy troubles

28/10/12

spotting the bulge ...more

The Cave

28/10/12

Building the background ...more

Finished Cave

28/10/12

Detail of finished cave ...more

Head detail

28/10/12

Penultimate image of head ...more

The Finished Article

28/10/12

Final Leopard ...more

What I do

I created this area to describe the work I enjoy and how I go about it. My first shot at this was trying to illustrate the process of making an aviation painting destined to be submitted to the Guild of Aviation Artists Summer 2012 exhibition. I now include a similar "day by day" account of the creation of a wildlife painting. So instead of propellers and people the problem now is fur and rocks!

I've had a couple of cracks at wildlife before as you have seen on this site and at www.painters-online.co.uk where I have posted similar images. This time I was inspired to try the Leopard after attending a workshop given by Chris Jones at the Nature in Art Museum in Gloucester. Chris is an internationally known artist and a very good teacher. Although the course was "Painting fur and feathers in acrylics", I've taken some of his advice and used it to provide a framework for this oil painting.