Osa begun


Osa in Sheets  (40 x 30″) will differ from my usual process in a couple of ways: first, because the dog is covered in sheets, she must be painted first; and second, I am going to try to morph some of these folds into an unfinished dry-brush technique as I work out toward the edges.

Osa actually worked up pretty quickly.  She’s about 75% done, but needs to dry a bit before I finish the red of her carpal and add the white hair of her muzzle.  It’s somewhat odd to be working on a dog painting but not be working on the dog, but I was enjoying getting into the intricate lines and shadows of the folds of the sheets.  I was just rubbing a small brush, kind of smashing it into the shadows, and will start applying paint next week.

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