A Country Hat and a Pretty Pup
Although I wasn’t able to spend much time on my carving this week, the little hound’s hat did get some paint.
Basically a light yellow combined with some yellow ochre to come up with an interpretation of a straw hat. Just a hint of burnt sienna around the brim and some yellow ochre here and there to make it look a bit lived-in. Finally a dry-brush “dusting” of off-white to make the worn parts stand out a bit. I think the result is a good rendering of a straw hat that a little banjo playing hound dog might sport.
Now, this isn’t a Basset Hound by any means, but my little Sheltie, Rosie, got her Christmas hair-do today and insisted on being included in this post. I try to keep Rosie happy.