Thursday, August 23, 2012

My Cougar is finished!

This "cat"  has been on my easel off and on since November at least! I finally am declaring it finished! It's been sitting in my livingroom and many people have admired it for quite a few weeks now - but I kept looking at it to see if I was really happy with it. I put it back on the easel tonight and punched up a few spots - toned down a few more. I think I'm happy with it now.

This painting was part of an online course I'm taking at Art Apprentice Online with Neadeen Masters. She's a great teacher and I'm learning so much from her online video classes.

A painting teacher never stops learning!!

 One thing I learned (again) is that painting fur is a process. (Sometimes a long one LOL) A layer of lights, a layer of darks, more lights, more darks etc etc until you are happy with how it has turned out. The other thing I learned is to make sure you take some time away from your painting, and look at it for a while to see what you're not happy with. After a break you'll be able to figure out how you want to fix what you're not happy with. Just give it some space and time and the solution will come to you!!

Painted in Acrylics by Debbie Eckmier in an online class
with Neadeen Masters at Art Apprentice Online
16x20 acrylics on masonite

If you love this painting, and just have to have it - make me an offer so good I can't refuse!
All proceeds from this painting are going to Villages of Hope - a home and school for orphans in Malawi. My son's in-laws (and our friends) are the Directors of this growing! ministry in Lilongwe, Malawi.
You will have a striking painting for your home and you'll be helping out some wonderful kids at the same time!

I'd love to hear your comments about my kitty :-)

PLEASE share this with all your friends.
And I'd love it if you would like my FB page! Debbie Eckmier - Keepsakes Art Studio

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