Tuesday, 27 January 2015

You calling me?

Oil painting of a border collie, palette knife painting, a pet portrait by Karen, Devon, UK
This is the lovely Oscar, painted with a palette knife, apart from his eyes. The challenge with this one was to complete the work in a single sitting without muddying the colours at the boundaries where the colours change. In this respect, using a palette knife feels a bit like cheating, because I find it is so much easier. 
Working on board, too, means that if disaster should strike, one swipe and the knife takes the mess off and you can start again. 
I left the painting to dry overnight before adding the whiskers with a No 1 sable brush.