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02-20-2009, 11:54 PM
Look familiar?? :)

I've been away from painting for a while as real-life took over (just finished up a Master's degree...whee!) so in order to get my training wheels back I'm doing some of my favorite pastel pieces over again - this time in oils.

This is a WIP, so this is just the first layer. The idea is that fur is really easy in soft pastels, but I want to see if I can get the same effects if I did the painting in oils.

Since I've done this piece before, I'm able to lay down the paint fairly quickly without much thought, which is what is needed to appear loose anyways.

-- Linda


02-21-2009, 05:41 AM
WOW... it looks great even as it is. One could easily call this the finished piece. Can't wait to see more.

02-21-2009, 07:21 AM
A great start Linda,nice contrasting background.

Best from mike.

02-22-2009, 11:47 AM
Oh I am loving it! I am watching you work.

02-22-2009, 01:15 PM
wow Goewyn looks great! you know what they say, it's like riding a bike. Great Job

Kathrin G.
02-22-2009, 04:08 PM
If ever manage to get a finished painting to look like your first layer, I shall be very, very happy :)
I am looking forward to seeing this develop, it is looking very promising for a great painting already :clap: :thumbsup:

02-25-2009, 08:30 PM
Here's the next layer - I'm trying to define the darks here, and add more definition to various areas. I'll continue to layer both light and dark fur, so the areas that are somewhat sloppy right now should be better in later layers.


-- Linda

02-27-2009, 02:24 PM
Very nice Linda - if you can match your skill with pastel in oil then we are in for a treat

04-17-2009, 02:46 AM
Here's the next installment on this one - not done yet but getting close!

I'm adding many many fur layers - the brush I'm using for the back is actually rather large - I'm using a #10 filbert turned on its edge - this gives a nice soft thick look to the hair. With fur, you typically want to work back to front, so that you don't go over the fur tips you've already laid in.

For the cream color, I'm using a mix of naples yellow, flesh tint, and white.


-- Linda

05-08-2009, 11:37 PM
Here's some more work on the fox, as you can see it's getting really close to done - just have to wait for this layer to dry to do some touch-ups and highlights.

I used dioxazine purple to add some life to the darks, and did wet-on-wet with thick paint for the fur. The cream color is a combination of naples yellow, flesh tint, and white, and the darker fur is a mix of burnt sienna and burnt umber. I'm working from the tip of the tail backwards so that I don't overlap the tips of the fur.


-- Linda

05-09-2009, 12:53 AM
Nice fox it got me to look at your gallery i saw the pastel version there is a lot of nice stuff

05-24-2009, 03:31 AM
Aaand... Done! :D


Kit Fox, v.2
Oil on Gessobord, 9x12.

-- Linda

Rahul Parekh
05-24-2009, 03:36 AM
Beautiful painting, Linda...loved the lighting & calm expression of the fox. :)

All best wishes,

Cheers, Rahul

05-24-2009, 10:45 AM
love the addition of the purple in the shadows, and the swirl of brushwork on the fur is great... I very much like the lighting here too. Lovely painting :)

05-24-2009, 11:00 AM
nice WIP; thanks for sharing and well done!