This one took a long time – or so it seemed to me! It’s painted in oils on a 40 x 50 cm canvas. This is my first attempt at painting an Ocelot and it took me forever to find some suitable reference photos! I’m pleased with it, and I think it’s “done”. Another one to chalk up to experience!
I was gifted some new oil paint – orange yellow and sap green – and a lot of it! I am very grateful for the kindness of that generous person and thought I would use these colours as a basis for this picture. Initially I did think that it was unlikely it would work out very well with such diverse colours but I have been pleasantly surprised how the different mixes of the colours made totally different tones. Enough said, this is the end result, and I do hope you like it!
I am so new to watercolours! These are my first two real attempts with the medium. I am reasonably pleased with the outcomes. I have so much to learn about using watercolours though and I shall enjoy experimenting with them.
The Tiger I have painted in oils before, as you may remember, so it was interesting to me to notice the differences between the two mediums. I do still prefer the oils to paint with but that is probably because I am such a beginner with watercolours and oils are far more familiar to me.
I hope you like them.
This one was a bit of fun – painted in oils on 30 x 40 cm canvas. After the Blue Lion I painted earlier, this one wasn’t hard work and was pure pleasure!
This latest picture is painted with brushes in oils on 50 x 60 cm canvas. Inspired by a visit from my daughter, and delayed by her staying with me, this is how it turned out! I have to say it was lovely to have such a delightful distraction from my art! I hope you like it.