Thursday, July 06, 2017

Beorn the Great Black Bear

 I gave his black fur a blue grey dry brush to give it a sheen. I was tempted to paint him brown, even Peter Jackson could not resist that temptation, but Beorn was a great black bear. So, to make the figure a little more interesting I gave him a brown muzzle and ears.
 I turned 46 last week and man I couldn't see a thing when I was trying to paint this beast. Quite depressing when you realize your sight is failing. Even with my classes I struggled in the table light.

 Last night I went on eBay and odered a £80 day light  lamp that should blast those shadows away and ordered some stronger glasses off Amazon. Lets just hope it helps, at least my hand isn't shaky yet, always a bonus.
RRROOOAAARRRRRR!

7 comments:

CelticCurmudgeon said...

Beorn looks terrific!

My eye doctor explained that much of vision is about getting enough light into the eye to see clearly. The new lamp should help a lot. Your choice of good non-prescription reading glasses at a stronger rating should help as well.

Again...nice job!

jerry

joe5mc said...

Good paint job and great choice of model. I recently had to get my first pair of reading glasses, more needed for painting than reading!

Simon Miller said...

Lovely painting!

Phil Curran said...

Daylight lamps with magnifier are the way to go .... 50 this year ya young whippersnapper !!!

James said...

A. Lovely painting.
B. I wear bifocals. My eye doctor said it was ok if I was looking over the top of the frames to focus.
C. I need a Beorn/bear too.

szeperd said...

Daylight lamp should help. I trust it will and you will keep on moving with all that staff. All the best!

Secundus said...

thanks Guys I bought a lovely new lamp and upgraded my glasses, so far so good. I can paint again...