First I did a pencil sketch right on the Gessobord:
Next, I went over the sketch in purple acrylic,
and added some yellow in the pears ...
and more yellow in the lightest areas of the stairs.
Now, I add a red glaze over the whole painting,
turning the yellow areas orange-y.
After the underpainting is dry,
I start adding the oil colors on Bailey’s head:
... and now start adding in the lightest areas of the stairs:
I add detail to the pears and start developing
the reflections in the surface of the stair:
I think the painting is just about finished ...
... but wait, something’s missing.
I add whiskers, and NOW it’s finished!
And now, an extra added bonus:
Bailey and the Pears, a comedy in three acts
ACT I: DISCOVERY
ACT II: CONFRONTATION
ACT III: TRIUMPH
Any of you other yahoos wanna mess with me?
Okay then. That’s what I thought.
I guess they know when they’ve met their match.