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Painting Wildlife Step by Step by Rod Lawrence

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White & Black Subjects

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Snowy Arena (Snowy Owl) Acrylic, 19″ × 38″ (48cm × 97cm), Collection of Angelo R. Arena

WILDLIFE subjects that appear to be, or are, entirely black or white can be a real challenge to paint. If you have been fortunate enough to see a black bear in the wild, you know that at first glance you only see a moving black shape. Any color or change of values comes only from the light reflections on the animal's body. On a bright sunny day, you would see more value changes and the sheen of the animal's fur. The same is true, but perhaps ...

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