Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Keeping It Cool

acrylic 24 x 30 inches

I've been working on a bear series this past week. It's a little strange for me but I decided to work on them all at once. I started with the drawings on the canvas, then applied the gel with a palette knife and let them dry. I then applied transparent undercolors. During the drying period I also started work on a large diptych landscape. I am now ready to paint them one at a time. So...even though I had no posts for awhile, I have been busy. This is the first bear of the series and I have to thank Andrea Hummel for granting me the use of her lovey photo. link I didn't like the direction the bear was facing...I felt it was taking the viewer out of the painting...much better now.


Karen Werner said...

Lovely, Linda. You handled the fur and reflections so beautifully.

Studio at the Farm said...

What a handsome, contented-looking bear. I love how you created the look of thick, wet fur with the gel. Great painting!

THallman said...

Outstanding, brilliant...if I could afford it right now I,d buy this painting.