Leroy is one of my first oils intended and given as a gift to my friend who was upset over the loss of her little guy. Leroy was his original name which she later changed to … I can remember. I was with her when she got him and while I’m a “dog guy”, as far as little lizards go, I thought he was pretty cute.
Unlike most paintings, this was completely deliberate and thought out. Although the specific details worked themselves out, I was able to tell it to myself as though a story from background to foreground. It may be the only time that’s happened.
This style of mine has remained a constant since I picked up the brush for the second time. The first being water colours as a kid. I love a gradient background with varying levels of glaze to it, followed by as much texture as I can get; usually with a knife rather than a brush. There’s just something about carving paint that I enjoy.
I’m looking for photography tips when it comes to my paintings. Seems there’s always a lighting problem. Can’t afford special equipment at the moment, and I know there’s google, but maybe you all have some experience I could learn from.