About This Painting: This painting is a little larger then most of my watercolors.
3 An eye is an indication of character in an animal; all the emotions can be portrayed throough
is wet and shiny. Achieve a realistic look by using strong tone.
I painted it wet on wet in some areas to get a soft blend of hue. When I paint cows I always feel that the eyes are the important feature.
1. The eye is an orb shape and like a rain drop reflects light. You also have the cast shadow of the upper eye lid to think about.
2 Always retain a highlight in the eye – it is what gives it life. Even if you can’t see one, include a highlight. Once you have your highlight, protect it. You could add some white paint later, but it will lack the luminosity of white paper.
In many cases, the eye is the strongest part tonally of an animal.
5 Paint the eye in the reference and not the eye you think you see. The danger is that you create a caricatured eye and, rather than a painting of an animal, you end up with a cartoon cow.
watercolor on 140 lb watercolor paper
Size: 15 in X 11 in (38.1 cm X 27.9 cm)
Price: $100 USD
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