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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Painting Sheep IV: Completed

It was fun to put on some good music and start playing with the palette knife today, applying paint and then pushing it around. First, I worked on the background keeping it loose and out of focus.
I've noticed that each little painting is taking less time than the last which is encouraging.

Sheep Painting Study IV
10x8", oil on canvas
After I spent time adding texture to the grass I decided to take out my paintbrush and work in brush strokes as well as the palette knife with the little lamb.  I am still entertained by the fact that there were so many different types of sheep in North Yorkshire. This ewe had such an sweet face. 

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