Friday, May 4, 2012

May 2012

Well I didn't get any more painting done that last week of April but I had started something for another challenge and finished it on May Day so I am counting it for May.

The challenge was to paint something monochrome using one color and concentrating on values.  I picked a photo that I had taken at the zoo several years ago as I really liked the light on him.  I also decided to paint loosely as to me that just suited this guy.  I chose burnt umber as my color of choice after trying out several other colors but it gave me the warmth that I was going for and also a warm light tone.  It is painted on Arches 10 1/2 x 14 1/2

I was really delighted how this turned out.