Thursday, September 25, 2014

Aub and Zuuku

Aub and Zuuku 
matted 12x12 

This is Aubrey and her black cat. I have such a hard time with both the painting of people and all black things. So this was a worthy challenge for me in the pets and their relationships with people series. 

I wonder how many people have black on their palette?  I never have. 

Here is what I have learned so far: 
I grabbed some tips from Diane Mannion's blog yesterday.  She explained glazing in a way I could finally understand. Her post can be seen here HERE

I used some of those ideas to build the black of the cats fur. 

The other thing I have learned is to consider the temperature of a hue. It is a bet like trying to figure out what kind of mood another person is in. You almost have to feel it .I don't have a handle on this yet but it is a thing to keep in mind and consider.

1 comment:

  1. This painting is wonderfully designed.
    Thanks for the link, I'm inspired by your thirst for knowledge.