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Bright Eyes by Yarrow

Submit an Entry: Your Favorite 2013 Painting

By Yarrow

Bright Eyes by Yarrow

Bright Eyes

What I Used for This Painting

This was done in acrylic on canvas panel, and is 9 x 12 inches.

Why This Painting is My Favorite from 2013

I really wanted to work on something detailed, and I had a lot of fun with the fur and whiskers on this portrait. I used a fairly limited palette as well, but did not find that it limited what I could do in the picture. I'm pleased with how it turned out!

Lessons Learned

  • How to use something other than a flat brush, which is my go-to brush for landscapes. Here I used filberts and riggers for everything but the original roughing-in.
  • How much detail is detailed enough, and how much is too much and looks overworked.

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