First I had to choose a subject. I chose Wendell. This adorable fellow is looking for his forever home.He seems to have a perpetual smile on his face and he's probably not going to be a lot of people's first choice because he's a bit short on manners! From what I read he's a lovable fellow who needs some obedience training. He's only 2 and seems to have much of his puppy energy intact. He deserves a family to love him and show him the way! I sure hope he finds one! He was a wonderful model for the picture I used as a reference to create him and he now holds a place in my heart.
I've been really into creating torn paper paintings of late so I decided that Wendell with his contrasting colors was a great subject for this but first I needed to paint a background for my canvas . I used Winsor and Newton Watercolors, first a shade I mixed, a combination of Olive Green and Cadmium Yellow.
|Art for Life Canvas 1st layer of color|
|AFL Canvas 2nd color|
Then I sponged on an Umber color to add interesting depths and texture.
Next I painted some vintage Asian text with black watercolor paint which will become Wendell's nose.
|Base for Wendell's nose|
|Wendell in Torn Paper|
|Wendell in torn paper next to his picture|
|Close up Wendell in torn paper|
Well I still have a ways to go, torn paper Wendell must be adhered to my canvas and then I'll have to decide on finishing touches and whether or not I want any additional embellishments on the canvas but I have to say, I am thrilled with the progress I made on this piece today! I'll share the finished work next Friday. I hope you'll stop back to see.