Thursday, 13 January 2011

Snow Leopard WIP

A little peek here of what's currently on the drawing board.  I just had to paint the magnificent snow leopard I photographed at Marwell zoo on Monday and after much deliberation over which medium to use, I've decided to try something slightly different.  This is with acrylics but on a piece of Murano pastel paper, using the reverse side which is smoother.  I love the contrast between the icy blue paper, white and deep grey paint - having the blue paper also affects the tones of the paint when applied which is just what I wanted, that chilly feel to it.

The paper does tend to suck up the first layer of paint until the acrylics dry and seal it - not a problem, gives me time to think about my next brush stroke and correct any errors without too much effort.  I'm back to using tiny brushes so this may take a while!

1 comment:

Magpie Magic said...

It's looking good already. I like your choice of paper. Works really well. xoxo