Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mushroom, 10x10 oil

Today's painting is of the rabbit Mushroom. This is a commission on a 10x10 birch cradle board, may favorite painting surface. Here is the start; as usual I started with the eye. This is the most important part because it draws the viewer in. I will post more pics as the painting progresses.
As you can see I always tone my canvas before painting. I normally use a burnt sienna wash just enough to get rid of the white. If you draw an imaginary line from corner to corner diagonally you will see that Mushroom's eye is dead center of the canvas. Here is the progression of Mushroom's painting.
And the finished painting

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