Monday, August 13, 2012

Heres looking at You!

Here is my latest picture finished at last. I painted this one for my Mum.She has recently gone into a care home at the age of 92yrs and as she is originally from Australia thought this might cheer her up.
As with all my other painting I have taken snapshots of it as I go along so that I can see the different stages and how the picture builds up.
So here is the first stage of the line drawing and the koala bear given a base coat of plain grey paint on his fur.

 Eyes, nose and the beginings of his fur emerging.
A bit of his fur. The coat is quite thick and dense so needs to be built up in stages. Started a bit of the background colour too where his fur will cover over.
 A bit more fur and the background completed and darkened down  to make him stand out more.

Leaves and tree filled in and the edges of his fur blended against the background. Nearly done now.

Just a little bit more tweaking of his fur, nostrils added, eyes brightened and
Heres looking at You!

Entering into the following:
Homemade Harbour: Mondays. 

30 comments:

Gillian said...

Wow. That looks amazing, you are very talented

Doreen said...

This is fabulous.xxx

Sandra H said...

Oh wow Mrs A your mum will love this its stunning your so talented xx

Margreet said...

This is brilliant Mrs. A....your mum will adore it...it looks so real!
xxx Margreet

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

aw Mrs A. Kfer (k for Koala) is sooo cute I love him - such lifelike look on his face and in his fur.. oh, and may I just say his gumleaves are not the right colour (or on my laptop) though.. they are blue green. Maybe they dont come though correctly here. Thanks for popping over and my boys are mostly being good - mm, they took a fancy to my brads today and think they are hiding one I want!! Shaz in Oz.x

Chris Powell said...

Wow he's so cute :)

Bev Newman said...

He's lovely and you're very talented, Thanks for sharing the process, it really helps us non-painters understand how you put your work together :-)

Linda said...

Amazing you really are very talented and I can see where Fluff gets all her crafting skills from. A lovely present for your mum to enjoy and a lovely reminder of home. x

MaryH said...

This is awesome. Thanks for showing the different steps you went through to render his fur. I'll have to print out, try with my copics next time I attempt my koala. You are such a talented painter, and what a marvelous gift for your Mom. She is going to love it, and it will make her new home much more pleasant for her. Thanks for sharing this!!! Hugs to you & your Mom too. You are blessed to still have her with you.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely, Mrs A! Super kute and beautifully done. I have an abstract painting on the go at the moment but it's my first and I'm scared of it. I hope your mum loves seeing this little koala on her wall. If she is anything like my mum, her memories of her youth will be far better than her memories of more recent events. Thank you for leaving such lovely comments on my blog! Hugs, Lesley

Wendy said...

Aw, he's lovely. I can see you mum loving him and proudly showing him off to all her visitors (mums still do that thing with their kids' work, even after they're grown up, don't they?)

Handbags by Helen said...

That's a great Koala. Hope your mum likes it

Kat Shenton said...

Your mum is going to just love him.

And I don't think he needs tweaking - he needs hugging :)

Hannah said...

Love it! and I bet it did cheer your mum up, it would me :)

Fiddly Fingers said...

Your mum will love this. You are a very talented lady!

CuddlyBunny said...

Your koala is so sweet! I love the fur: It's got so much depth and movement!

Handmade Crafts said...

Wow this is so good and know your Mum will be delighted

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Woow! He is fabulous - your mum will be soooo pleased. Hope you have a good week.

CatkinJane said...

He's lovely :) - looks like he's asking for a hug!

Susie said...

Wow, I really enjoyed seeing how it was done, and how he emerged from the first to the last. Thank you for sharing your technique. Not that I think I could do it now, but it's nice to see how it progresses.

sari said...

Oh my goodness, you are such a talented lady! You can sew, make cards,alter,gardening and paint beautiful paintings! Your mum is going to love this painting! Have a wonderful crafty day! Hugs and sunshine

Samantha Elliott said...

This looks wonderful Mrs A. Well done and I am sure your Mum will love it xx

Irene said...

A brilliant piece of artwork, you are so talented.
Thank you for your comment on my blog.

irene
xxxx

Di said...

Wow Mrs A - this is fabulous! There's no end to your talents for sure - Such a lifelike little chap. Hugs, Di xx

Faye said...

Your fur is A.Mazing! Otherwise, I think Di just about summed it up... xxxx

Pickle Lily said...

What an amazing picture! I am sure your mum is very proud of you. Habe a good week, Jo x

Highland Monkey's said...

I like how you've taken a step by step photo to see how it's built up. Your mum will love it.

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This is wonderful! I know that your mum loves it! Beautifully done Mrs. A - beautiful! I am so looking forward to receiving the sea glass - you are so kind! Wishing you sunshine!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Sue said...

What a talented artist you are... :)
WOW !!!
xx

Sherry said...

Wow - that's a fabulous painting, you're so talented, bet your Mum loved it too xx