It used to be that the happy afterglow of finishing a painting would last a day or two. These days, it’s usually a couple of hours, and then I’m thinking about the next piece.
On my latest white tiger painting, this piece felt ruined almost immediately after it was done. I found out some information about white tigers that changed everything about the painting.
The worst part was that I had recorded the process for Wacom. When you factor in camera setup, changing my office around, my painting routine, writing and recording the narration, editing, all of that work on the painting, plus the time on the video, it all seemed about to be wasted.
Thankfully, my friend Pam at Wacom is great to work with, is very supportive and has an open mind. I offered to do another painting from scratch, but we decided to turn the whole situation into a teaching moment about art, ethics, and wildlife conservation. Then my wife, Shonna offered a suggestion that allowed me to salvage the painting and turn it into something else.
The following video link not only shows my painting technique, the new Wacom Cintiq 16 display (which was a joy to work with) but explains the problem with white tigers and the solution that allowed me to save the painting.
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