Tuesday, 19 January 2010

'On the Go' FINISHED

'On the Go' was the little 10" x 8" painting that I did in preparation for a larger donkey painting. I wanted to get a feel for painting that wonderful deep fleecy coat that young donkeys can have, and I think I learnt a lot from this painting. I'm pretty sure I'll take a different approach to the bigger one I have planned, and use a tonal underpainting for it to help me get the texture of the fur without compromising the colours in the coat and the shadows. There was a lot to think about painting the fleecy hair and I felt like once I had the texture right I lost the colour and shadows and then once I tried to correct it I lost the texture... and so on. It'll be much easier on a bigger canvas too!

This was a really fun painting to do though, such a cute subject! Really looking forward to making a start on the real thing now.