Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Dawn of the Polar Bear

Latest painting in the making is forming on my easel - a polar bear trudging across a frozen lake with snow drifting in the background. I'm in the early stages at the moment, initial composition sketching and monochrome acrylic underpainting is done, and the canvas now awaits the arrival of oil paint to bring some colour and life to the proceedings. I favour an acrylic underpainting as a foundation to the oils themselves, as it's a good, stable and quick-drying way of laying down a base colour(in this instance a vibrant yellow ochre which works as a good ground for both snow and bear alike) and for blocking in some light and shade before the real heavyweight painting gets going.

Anyway, back to the easel, keep checking this space, photos to come....

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