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I have finished work on the wildlife painting of a sumatran tiger. I worked on it most of this week and it is now scanned. The painting is 12 x 10 inches in size / 30 x 25 cm. It was such an enjoyable painting process, lots of layering was involved as usual and with this one I really used a lot of colours to achieve the final result. I hope you like it.
The original painting is now available for sale on Ebay and you can view the auction by clicking here. Art prints of this painting will be available on this website soon.
Sumatran Tiger Painting
Sumatran Tiger Painting
Here are more progress images of the sumatran tiger wildlife painting I have been working on over the past couple of days. The detailing around the nose and eyes is just about finished together with the background. I will now concentrate on the ears, chest and rest of the body. The painting should be finished tomorrow. When finished the painting will be available for sale as original. Details to follow with the final scan of the painting.
Sumatran Tiger Painting in Progress – Stage 5
Sumatran Tiger Painting in Progress – Stage 4
I started working on this wildlife painting yesterday and I have taken photographs of the progress so far. The painting is smaller in size at 30 x 25 cm – 12 x 10 inches. There is lots more detailing to be done and I will work on it over the next few days. The finished painting will be available for sale. I am using a photograph I took during my visit to the Dublin Zoo.
Sumatran Tiger painting – stage 3
Sumatran Tiger Painting in progress – stage 2
Sumatran Tiger Painting – progress image 1
Since finishing work on Alfred’s portrait, I have been updating the website with all the recently worked on portraits. I have created new pages for each one of the six new artworks and included them on my gallery page. The new artworks include two pencil family portraits, a lovely pencil portrait of ‘Baxter’ the lively springer spaniel who loves to play on the beach. I have also worked on a few acrylic paintings in the last few weeks. The new paintings include a portrait of a bride, a beautiful scenic portrait of Alfred the dalmatian from county Wicklow and a portrait of Robin the rottweiler who has sadly passed away this year and is missed terribly by her owners.
Today I will be starting work on a brand new wildlife painting. First stage photographs will follow tomorrow.
Today I have finished work on Alfred’s portrait. I spent the last three days working on the details and finishing off the landscape. I think it worked out quite well and I hope the clients will like it too. The finished portrait is on stretched canvas, sides are painted and it is 50 x 40 cm in size.
‘Alfred’ – Dalmatian Dog Portrait in Acrylic
‘Alfred’ – detail
This is the stage I am at with Alfred’s portrait. I have painted in all details for the distant scenery including mountains and sky, and I have started detailing Alfred. In the next stage I will mostly work on Alfred and his immediate surroundings.
Alfred’s Portrait in Progress – step 3
This is the next step of Alfred’s pet portrait. Today, I have started blocking in basic colours for the background and added some more detailed shading to Alfred’s head and body. Up to this stage, no white has been added into the portrait. I like to start with pure pigment first as I find that white dulls everything down. As I carry on with painting, I will distance the mountains, to create more of a perspective and to push Alfred into the foreground.
Tomorrow, I will start working on the detail in the whole painting and correcting any colours or shapes that aren’t up to scratch. Below are photographs of the pet portrait in its second stage.
Alfred’s pet portrait in progress – step 2
Working on Alfred’s pet portrait – step 2
I started working on Alfred’s portrait today. Alfred was a beautiful dalmatian that sadly passed away recently. His owners wanted a pet portrait of him in his favourite walking spot in county Wicklow, so there is going to be a lovely landscape background in this painting. The client also asked me to remove Alfred’s collar and finish off his paws naturally at the grass.
I have started first with a loose sketch of the composition and you can see the photograph of the canvas below. Next, I will start adding colour blocks into the background and work on Alfred. The painting is painted in acrylic on canvas and measures 50 x 40 cm (20 x 16 inches). It will take approximately one week and I will post photographs of the progress as the painting develops, together with the scan of the finished painting.
Alfred’s Portrait in Progress – step 1
Today I have finished working on the bride portrait. I scanned it then in the afternoon, which took a while since it is a larger painting. I had to scan it in six pieces and put together on Photoshop. I think I have to get a bigger scanner, life is too short for A4 . Anyway, I think the portrait worked out really well. I worked very hard to get the detail and colouring right. I used acrylic paints on stretched canvas which I primed in house. The reference photograph was really good and that made all the difference.
I will be working on Alfred’s portrait next week. Alfred is a lovely Dalmatian that sadly passed away and his owners wanted a portrait to remind them of him.
Bride Portrait in Acrylic on Canvas
This is the next stage of the bride portrait I have been working on. I have added some detail on the bride and dress. There is lots more detail to go on and I will be finishing the painting tomorrow.
Bride portrait – step 4