Day 30 of 30 Fun month of painting!January 2017

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An amazing 30 days for sure! ¬†Here is my very last january painting and will add a “sort of works in progress ” on this one. ¬†I say sort of because at one point I just forgot and went crazy painting.. and didn’t stop to photograph. ¬† ¬†I was not sure it was going to come together. ¬†Over all i’m happy with it but have a long way to go in learning fur and just learning to use different color schemes. ¬† ¬†Seems I keep using the same colors.

The picture I used was from a magazine from along time ago.  I just loved the side view of this cat and knew I wanted to attempt painting this guy..  finally.

So now what? ¬†Must keep painting! ¬†Not sure what February will bring need to think about that. ¬†Maybe it will be another month of paintings..we shall see. ¬†ūüôā

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light drawing
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light underpainting
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begun the eye
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started to lay in the darks
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and bam I got to this point sorry no pictures from last update.. but did add more detail to eye and fur and back ground
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started to really work up the fur and washes to blend in somewhat.
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finished painting.

 

Day 12 of 30 challenge2017

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My finished Painting done from a picture I took a few years ago. ¬†Cadillac mountain ¬†watching the sunset. ¬†Gorgeous place to go and visit no doubt. ¬†But I am finding more and more that I somewhat use the picture as a jumping off point. ¬†But totally ignore it pretty quickly as I start painting.. ¬†Yea I guess I”m finally getting loose and more painterly.

I must say I was not having much hope with this one as it started, therefore I only took one work in progress picture.. ¬†Thought it was going to be on the scrap pile. ¬†I’m happy with the final result. ¬†But having said that I took another picture of it and cropped it a little bit more on the left side.. ¬†That green bush there is just ¬†to dominate for my liking. ¬†Just scroll down to see WIP picture and Actual picture.

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I do like it better , but either way will work.  I have added the one shot of during the painting process and the  inspiration picture that was taken by me. Thank you for stopping by to check it out.

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This was the beginning of this painting.
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Actual picture I did this painting from