Thursday, December 3, 2009

December 3, 2009 - Day 115

Acrylic on Strathmore linen canvas

Well, my dog paintings are starting to improve. The face is better on this one but I am still having problems seeing the shape. I really like the way the dark fur looks but the lighter tan color isn't quite right. I just don't know what colors to mix to get the shade that I am looking for.

I have been using yellow ochre mixed with a touch of burnt umber and white but it isn't quite right. I am not really sure what to use but then again I have seen animal paintings done in non-realistic colors that were fabulous. I guess I just need to focus on getting the form right and not worry so much about getting the EXACT shade of tan that I am looking for.

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