17th in Call of the Wild Series
Kodiak Brown Bear with some of the process steps.
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Below are the steps for the painting created from this reference photo.
Read story behind the photo: last week’s post
Study photo by moving in close with a magnifying glass.
Experiment with different color mixes to determine best choices.
Cover the paper with a bold, loose, first wash.
Tackle main subject first.
Continue, one cow at a time 🙂
Step back to determine best approach for background and foreground finishing touches. Thank you for stopping by!
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Recognize the same colors and similar small flower shapes that were in Day 27? It’s another cropped section from the same source I continued to work. If you look closely, you may be surprised like I was with the unplanned, uncontrived, rather cute, emerging T-Rex. Or, maybe I’m just seeing things 😉
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Like the sunlit effect on the 4″ x 7″ area of this painting that survived a cropping frenzy 🙂
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Our life is frittered away by detail…simplify, simplify. – Henry David Thoreau
Even usual placement of my signature was distracting for this painting’s message. Minimalist approach using Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus Watercolors.
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I was recently contacted by Debbie at Work Your Art for an interview. Her questions really made me think.
What’s been working well for you?
What are you struggling with?
What is your favorite piece from your current collection? (I had 2, hope you recognize this one) 🙂
You may want to ask yourself the same questions. Or, you might be a little curious to see how I answered the above and more. If so, visit: Interview With June Rollins
This watercolor is my other favorite, a symbol of my current direction.
Thanks for helping me take time to reflect, Debbie!