Thursday, 27 January 2011

There's a Light at the End of the Tunnel.....


Well, luckily my case of the 'throw-it-in-the-bins' didn't last for long.  After staring at it and thinking it over, I decided that the problem was not the snow leopard but the lack of background which affected the picture tonally - I had planned for it to be a very simple study on the blue paper alone, but with the greys and softness of the fur, it didn't stand out as much as it should have.  So I spent an afternoon cheerfully dabbing away at rocks and melty snow and I am much happier with the picture now.  It still needs 'tweaking' - I need to go over it carefully and check there is nothing I have missed in the fur patterns and texture and also bring out some more detail and contrast with the rocks.  But it looks like I will complete this within the deadline for the competition which is great - also proved to myself that I can rush through a detailed acrylic painting without wrecking it!

3 comments:

Magpie Magic said...

It's gorgeous. Fingers crossed you win! xoxoxo

Sallie said...

Fantastic!

Clara said...

Sometimes you just have to work through things even though you feel you can't. Good luck!