|Bear Patrol (under Painting) 12 x 16|
Well I decided to do a series of wild life paintings based upon the various animal patrols. So naturally, since I'm a Bear I'm starting with the Bear Patrol. Then of course next will be the Eagle Patrol, then I'll follow them in patrol order, Beaver through Antelope.
What we see above is just the under painting, painted in two colors, Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber. The whole thing is done quick and rough. It is to do several things but mostly for me it is to setup the tonal range. Next as usual I will be painting back to front and top to bottom. So the sky and distant mountains is the next step.