Friday, February 29, 2008
The Heifer (Under Painting)
This is an under painting of a heifer gingerly making her way towards the door of the barn. The light coming from the entrance was what caught my eye..the way it lit the young cow and then timidly begins to enter the darkness of the barn..wonderful and subdued drama..good stuff. It's always more fun to paint something I'm excited about and to me, it's not so much the subject matter here as it is the playfulness of that light.
This was done with a burnt umber wash where I then wiped out the lights with a paper towel and further enhanced them with an under painting white. I'm going to gently build more color on this for the finish.