Thursday, September 29, 2016
My newest show-stopper for upcoming art festivals, since I took my other large works to the Gallery at Round Top over the summer. This one will be with me at the Bayou City Art Festival, downtown Houston next weekend, October 8-9, 2016.
If these calves look familiar, one or both have featured in a few other of my paintings over the past couple years. They're from a herd that used to be near Walburg, TX, just north of Georgetown.
I took copious amounts of progress shots throughout this very long process. Here are just a few, starting with the underpainting..
fluid acrylic color mixed into Golden (brand) Fine Pumice Gel. The gel is clear, so the color mixture is semi-transparent, and gets darker on each application. I usually then apply a couple more layers of the gold to start building up my values of my drawing.
Art Spectrum (brand) Pastel Primer in the terra cotta color gets in my dark values..
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