Oil on 10"x12" panel. Realism certainly has it's challenges, this Tiger took days to complete. I feel strongly-for myself-when rendering, not to use grids or projection, I understand their place and I know it's another tool, yet so much happens in the rendering at the start that determines the force throughout. I would not want to be so concerned with the superficial goal that I miss the process of rendering, which I consider the soul in the body of work. Then there is the question of working from photos which I love and do most often, but I think working from life is the purest form of painting with the hottest energy.
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