My commissioned tortoise painting is now finally complete and just awaiting the final sealing and varnishing coats.
“Tortie” – acrylic on box canvas 60cm x 60cm. 2009.
This last photo is a composite I use to indicate the scale of each painting.
The photos don’t quite capture the depth and brightness of the background but it’s as close as I can get to showing you on screen.
For those following the stages of this work in progress (WIP) this is what the painting looked like when I last blogged:
I added the final touches to finishing the face and a couple of highlights were added:
These photos miss some of the more subtle colouring on the face unfortunately.
Using my easel in it’s horizontal position, like a workbench, to add some of the lines back in:
Then finished off and added that elusive eyebrow to complete the painting:
You can see a slideshow of all the stages or here is a video I’ve added to YouTube (although the upload has degraded the quality of the images somewhat):
So now it’s on to the isolation coats to help seal the painting and then a few coats of varnish to help protect it before he’s ready to go to his new home.