Sunday, October 10, 2010

Contemplation



I'm still using up old canvasses and painting over images I didn't like.  This is another of Tripod contemplating his next move .  The subtle, thoughtful pose doesn't indicate what goes on inside his head.  Its somewhere you probably don't want to go...

This is the image so far.  I still have a little work to do to add some more definition to the face and its done.  Its 8" x 10" on stretched canvas in acrylics.  Eyes are difficult for me to achieve in this medium.  The ability to blend paint well is limited in acrylic as it dries so quickly, especially as I'm using glazes for colour in the eyes.

A few well placed Anglo Saxon phrases and a few repaints and I think I'm there with the eyes.

8 comments:

Sandy Maudlin said...

Those eyes look alive and wonderful! Eyes are the best part to paint of an animal. Greta job.

RHCarpenter said...

You seem to handle all the mediums well, Jeanette, but I know what you mean about acrylics and drying too soon...still, those eyes look pretty good to me and full of mystery and mischief.

Hedera said...

I also think you've done a wonderful job with Tripod's eyes.. they do look "alive"!

Olivia said...

The position of the hunter, very beautiful Jeanette!

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

yes, love those eyes. My watercolor of Tripos sits on my shelf here and watches as I type.

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Tripod, that is, not Tripos!

Jeanette said...

Thanks Sandy, I love painting the eyes most of all too.

Rhonda, I should invest in a little acrylic extender if I use this medium much more. It makes painting thinner layers much easier.

Thanks Hedera. I love creating eyes and giving them that sense of life.

Olivia, he likes to pounce when not snoozing.

Tripod sends his love Peggy. :)

Margaret Bednar said...

love the intense look - he is about to pounce!