Hot Off My Easel

I told you I am in a learning mode didn’t I!?  Well, this one took me a while, but oh I had so much fun.  And I learned so much.

Meet Elliot and his chicken.  I found him on the internet and tracked down the photographer for permission to paint him.  I painted him on a 16″ X 20″ canvas with Golden Heavy Body Acrylic.  When I had most of the work finished, I switched to Golden Open Acrylic for the final bit of tints and shading on the flesh.  I like the open paint for those final steps because it stays wet long enough to blend, and it’s also a little more transparent so it’s easier to apply just a little at a time.

I can’t do a pattern for this one or teach it.  It is painted with permission for my personal use.

The photographer’s name is Lisa Holloway  You can see her beautiful work here http://ljhollowayphotography.com
Get ready for a feast of eye candy!


 

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20 Responses to Hot Off My Easel

  1. Ann says:

    Awesome Ronnie you must be so pleased with yourself its amazing love it x x x

  2. Gina de la Cruz says:

    All I can say is “WOW” That is really beautiful.

  3. Janelle says:

    This picture touches my heart! As always, the portraits you paint astound me Ronnie!

  4. Bobbie Basinger says:

    This is so beautiful, Ronnie! You are an outstanding artist and I love seeing your work!
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Jean Krebs says:

    Ronnie, I love this and I can see how you wanted to paint him with the chicken. I paint with the open golden and have not used the heavy. I also like your background on this. Put it in special place in your house.

  6. Sandy Rowe says:

    O.M. Goodness — WOW – I love this little girl and her chicken.!! You did a wonderful, loving job of putting love on canvas. Thank you for sharing and thanks to Lisa Holloway.! This would be a wonderful pattern or something like it. You are having tooooooo much fun, love ya. Hugs Sandy

  7. Patti Masson says:

    Totally awesome Ronnie

  8. Wendy Watson says:

    Love, Love, Love Elliot! The best you have ever done. Thanks for sharing

  9. Ann Ledford says:

    Beautiful, sweet painting.

  10. Renee Claude Lessard says:

    OMG! Breathtaking work! Congrats and Bravo!

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