Animal Masterpieces and Art Tips
For twenty five years, maybe a little more, I've been copying old master portraits and substituting pets for the people. I did this initially just trying to learn how to make underpainting and glazing happen with acrylics after I became sensitive to solvents. A lot of nice products have been developed in that time, but the techniques I use are just so much fun, and play to all my strengths and weaknesses so well that I couldn't give them up. I've recently retired from doing these paintings, there just comes a point when copying other people's art, no matter how amazing, is just old. So here I am with all these self taught technique to share, and a solid conviction that enjoying the process is the reason we do this. Maybe it will be useful to you, I hope so!