She is finished! I completed this painting last night. I have been working on it for the last three months approximately. If you click on one of my recent past posts: “Holy Cow” you can check out the gradual progression of this painting.
It is primarily done in oils save for the base/background of the calf’s body. I used Titanium White for her base. It allowed me to create an abundance of underlying texture. I then added oil paints over the acrylic. I really love the effect it elicited.
Last night, I added the eyes and eyelashes (this is the first time I have ever painted eyes on a living creature in a painting) as well as the additional abstract colors that made this little calf appear more lifelike, even if the colors are not.
I am quite happy with the finished piece. I hope you enjoy it as well. I have never painted a portrait of a living creature before so this was an experiement….a successful one at that.
I hope your week is off to a superb start!
k i m b y