Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Lovely Darks

I knew I wanted to create a painting when I first saw, some time ago, such a cute fox cub photo shared by Sheila Metcalf Dunn for artists to use for reference. I took my time in deciding how I would use it but Sunday was the day its turn had arrived. I wanted to use some colours for the darks that I have but not used very much. It was also a good opportunity to do some testing swatches of these providing me with useful information that I could add to the wash a week challenge blog too. This weekly challenge finishes at the end of the year and I have just 5 more posts to do. It has been an extra commitment in what has been my busiest year but I have discovered so much from experimenting and writing for the blog posts.

My rich darks are from Bloodstone Genuine, Perylene Maroon, Paynes Gray.

Triple Trouble
Saunders Waterford 425gsm Cold Press
Unframed size 56cm x 38cm


  1. I had seen these lovely creatures in the letter you emailed (this morning?) and they really made me smile. Love the darks you used...interesting colors! Nicely done!!!

  2. I had a real ahhh moment when I saw this sweet trio. Love your title too.
    Plus a great job on their eyes. They look amazing.

  3. These are so funny and adorable looking little ones!! Very heartwarming painting, Lorraine!!
    and your backgrounds are really gorgeous !!

  4. You painted them beautifully!! Wonderful combination of colors.The dark areas are well done,thanks for sharing the mix! I also love your background, it works really well with the animals.

  5. They are just the cutest, beautifully painted, really lovely subject !

  6. Wow Lorraine, the cutest faces. I can see that you had to paint these guys. So well done!

  7. These guys are just adorable, Lorraine. Well painted, and your darks look great! (I love Perylene Marroon too)


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