Wow it's been awhile and I'm not sure why. Ah well but I'm back working on a new body of work keeping some of what I do and adding new techniques. This guy is the first large hare that I have done in a while, love these guys never get tired of drawing them. I was re-reminded (is that actually a word, don't think so) recently of Venetian plaster which gives very nice texture and can be sanded down quite a bit. What's nice is that some of it is thinner and thicker which changes the amount of paint it soaks up giving nice subtle variation in color. Makes it look more complex than it is. He still feels not quite finished to me so I'm thinking and he's patiently waiting on me to make up my mind.
A few weeks ago I took a class using oil paints and landscape as the subject matter. Neither of which I have done......a real eye opener, seriously a big eye opener. Of course my work sucked, I had a mid-range palette which in a way was good because it made me concentrate on blocks of light and dark and reflective color. It was something that made me stop and think.....really think.
So here is a painting that I just started got a way to go but it's fun exploring.