Friday, 17 May 2013
This was quite tricky as the details, colour and composition were all left to me. I know decisions aren't my strong point but got over it with this one!! I had several photos but didn't like the compositions so amalgamated them and I am happy with the one I ended up with. I had an idea of which colours I wanted to use and did a few little planets and a sketch which helped me decide and I finally settled on
When choosing colours I always try and make sure I have a colour which will give me a good dark, in this case the Winsor Violet. The Turquoise is a rich vibrant colour but doesn't have quite enough tonal value to give me the really dark areas when mixed with the Burnt Sienna. Prussian blue, UB, Indigo will all work and I think the Perylene Green I have bought recently might also give me the tone I am looking for.
Am delighted to say the client was really happy with the painting, she loved the colours and composition as she said the smaller girl dog often looks up at them like that.
Just needs framing now and then I believe it will be off to their holiday home in France.
My blog will be quiet for the next few days as I am taking a little break... paints will be with me, can't go anywhere without them now!!