It’s the second painting in two weeks. Woohoo! I’m on a roll. Well, not exactly. I’ve got a nasty cold, and I’m trying to make the best of my time indoors. Here are a few shots of the process…
It all started with a pencil sketch.
Then I blocked in the whole surface with a little bit of color.
Whoa, that was a little too light. So, I then darkened it up a bit and added some color variation along the flank.
Then I added a few more layers and highlights.
Next, I lightened the whole piece up a bit putting subtle browns in the brown trout which couldn’t be complete without a few beautiful red spots.
Finally, I added the reflection, eye detail, and mouth corner. I’m not sure it’s done yet, but I’m done for now.