Thursday, 12 March 2015

Chocolate labrador

oil painting, chocolate labrador painting, pet portrait by karen
Here is an imaginary labrador eyeing up my imaginary ice-cream. That is one of the wonderful things about painting - however grey and grizzly the weather, you can always paint yourself some sunshine.

The sunshine is Gamblin Warm White and small amounts of Indian Yellow, a high chroma yellow pigment (once upon a time it was made from the urine of cows fed only on mangoes. No longer, thank goodness). The chocolate is mixed from two Rembrandt Transparent Oxides: brown and red and Cadmium Yellow Deep.