Working on some smaller paintings. 50 x 50cm. This fella is number one. Next up another leopard, highland cow, elephant and perhaps a stag? All will be for sale on the website..
Getting back to basics! Working on a series of anatomical studies. First up, hands! I spent quite sometime concentrating on the background. Building up texture and washes, before stripping areas back. I wanted the painting to appear fairly simplistic with blocks of colour, but all in all there are a lot more layers than would first appear.
Next up, I intend to work on a series of portraits using this style as my foundation. Hopefully the 'block' I have been apparently suffering is coming to an end? :)
She has arrived, after weeks of waiting on drying times, and building up layers.. "Jarka I" is here. I'm very pleased with the result after quite a few rocky moments. I plan to work on several more portraits of my muse, including some new nudes. Presently researching portrait competitions to enter this piece into. Who knows, luck may be on my side?