Ramalon, the Sumatran Tiger at Melbourne Zoo.

 Traditional Grisaille Oil Painting technique

Now to start the next in the Big Cat oil painting series.

Ramalon, the Sumatran Tiger at Melbourne zoo.

Again, the under painting uses 10 shades of grey oil paint.

  • Title: Ramalon, the Sumatran Tiger at Melbourne zoo.
  • Medium used: Traditional oil paint.
  • Size: 24x36inch or (60.9cmx 90.4 cm)

 

 

After allowing the grisaille under painting too thoroughly dry, the first colour glaze was applied, using liquin as the thinning medium for the oil paint, aids in the quick drying process.

It's important to remember, not to overload the brush with colour, otherwise you will completely destroy the under painting, and lose its effect all together.

 

 

After two days of drying time, I added several more layers of paint, concentrating mainly on the Tiger and the water areas of the painting. At this stage there are 5 different colour glazes applied to this oil painting, and its taken 8 days overall to get to this stage.

I still have to add more detail, to the eyes, whiskers etc.

Overall at this stage of the oil painting, I'm quite happy with the 3D effect, and the general feel of the composition.

The water ripples needs to be defined more, and the background needs just a slight amount more tweaking to bring this painting to an end.

 

 

After two days of drying time, I added several more layers of paint, concentrating mainly on the Tiger and the water areas of the painting. At this stage there are 5 different colour glazes applied to this oil painting, and its taken 8 days overall to get to this stage.

I still have to add more detail, to the eyes, whiskers etc.

Overall at this stage of the oil painting, I'm quite happy with the 3D effect, and the general feel of the composition.

The water ripples needs to be defined more, and the background needs just a slight amount more tweaking to bring this painting to an end.

 

 

Its been a while. I'd put this painting aside and forgotten about it.I've decided to finish this painting.

 

 

A Close up of the fur

 

 

The finishing paint strokes have been applied the whiskers and eyes have also been completed.

I'll call him finished for now.

 

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