Bright Eyes- Acrylic on canvas
by Linda Falkingham
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
This painting was done in acrylic paint on a small canvas of about 6 by 8 inches
I am a beginning painter and have taken some art lessons (roughly 15 lessons)with a teacher in New Zealand when we are there each year.
I wanted to do a painting of an animal with fur as I had trouble with that in a previous painting, in making it look realistic. I still think that I have trouble with that. I think that in this picture it looks better, however I'm still not happy with it.
The thing that I liked best about the painting was the expression in the eyes.
I haven't framed the painting, I've placed it behind a small trellis with sweet peas growing on it so that it appears as though he is hiding behind the flowers and leaves.
I think that if there was a 'next time' I would do a different, lighter background to the picture, perhaps do it on a larger canvas and then add in the same idea of a trellis and flowers.
I would appreciate hearing how I can make the picture better if I did it again, so to anyone who takes the time......thanks