Black As Night - Black Panther/Leopard oil painting
6" x 6" oil on hardboard/masonite
This was fun to paint! I love painting black on black as it's so interesting to see how many colours you can actually incorporate into the black - I wonder if anyone can guess the colours used in this painting?
I'm afraid the photo really isn't very good - it's hard enough to take accurate photos ordinarily but when it's of a painting like this, it really becomes almost impossible. I think though you can get a pretty good idea of the original painting. I might try and get a better photo tomorrow and if I do I will of course post it.
(Addendum - I've replaced the original photo with one which is a bit closer to the actual painting!)
I know people have enjoyed seeing work in progress paintings, so here is another one. Today's lion will need a lot of time spent on it before it, or rather she, is finished but I think it's easy to see how the final painting will appear.
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Well, here is the finished painting - I hope you like it.
You'll probably notice that the black background looks a little uneven in tone but that's just because it was wet - and still is! - when I took the photo and some of the surface has reflected light on it.
This painting was sold on the basis of the work in progress image.
Another work in progress painting - this time, a snow leopard. A lot of work still to do on this one but it's a pleasure to gradually see it growing and coming to life.
I have now added a second work in progress image and if you compare the two, you'll see a lot of changes, some quite subtle. There is still a great deal more to do on the painting but I'm very pleased with its progress!
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Well, here he is. I hope my friends like the finished lion. He was purchased when his new owner saw the WIP photo and she has said she likes the title HRH - and I think it is apt, even though I'd originally only had it as a working title. After all here in the UK, Her Majesty The Queen is often described as HRH - Her Royal Highness. In this case of course it is His Royal Highness! As usual, getting an acurate photo is driving me mad - it is just so difficult to do! It is a vibrant painting without being coarse and that is so difficult to convey through a photograph - I have got it as close as I can!
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