Well it's been very cold here (-30 C) and instead of facing the cold I decided to stay inside, pull out the paints and do a painting for my little boy's room. I saw this chameleon on pinterest and was totally inspired to have a chameleon painting in his room. He sat next to me and painted his own painting all morning and we had a very fun day together.
I thought I would show you some of the stages of the painting.
First is the empty canvas (some days I find it inspiring and others intimidating)
Then I did a quick sketch.
Ripped some paper into strips and "glued" them down with gel medium.
I added some paint on the background and some fiddle heads, mushrooms and leaves on the paper.
(I was loving these on pinterest )
and started painting all the details and stencilling where I felt it needed it.
One more branch and some shadowing and it's done.
It's darker than the real thing and the colours are a little muted but, I was NOT going to go outside for a good photo so I put it as close to a window as possible and stayed nice and warm all day long.