Oil Painting Study || Hare – Wildlife Art

The above image is taken from a tutorial on my Patreon showing the 2 main layers in the process of painting this Hare. On my Patreon, you will also find the colour palette reference photo + the full real-time video for this painting where I show how I mix my colours & also show my palette as I paint.

Main primary colours used: 

  • Black
  • Dark Umber
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Scarlett
  • Cadmium Yellow Hue
  • White

(These are used to mix into all the variations of colours I need)

Layering method:

  • 1 Base colour layer (leave to dry overnight)
  • 2 fur highlights

To achieve the realistic appearance of animal fur, I first put down a base colour layer for which the lighter fur details will sit on top of. This base colour layer has to be dark so that the highlighted details on top stand out and naturally look like highlighted hairs (as seen in the picture above)

It’s important that you use an oil painting medium such as Liquin for the first initial layer, this is so that it will dry overnight. Once dried, you can then go over on top with the highlighted fur details.

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