Friday, April 16, 2010
A quick post for today - a new miniature painting of a young steer.
The last time I ordered Art Boards direct from the manufacturer, they sent a couple of small 2" x 3" sample boards. One was a linen canvas (which I'll give to another artist who can use it, since I don't paint on linen), the other was hot-pressed watercolor paper. I've been using the Art Boards cold-pressed paper, which has a more textured finish. The hot-pressed is very smooth. I looked through my photo archives for a critter that would work as a mini 2" x 3" painting and found this one:
Which led to this:
"Mini Moo" - 2" x 3" - Ink, Watercolor & Color Pencil
And here's a detail:
I used black ink, then maroon, purple, blue and pink shades of watercolor & color pencil.
This painting sold at the Auburn Old Town Gallery.