Working with a very tiny brush!

When I first started Rudgeoriginals over 10 years ago, I specialised in pet portraits. I must have produced well over a hundred acrylic paintings over the years, before moving on to other subject matters, and different media.

Occasionally I still get asked to paint one, and when I do I enjoy cracking the eggs, getting out my smallest brush and painting each individual hair!

They begin looking somewhat scruffy….

 

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Layers are built up gradually from dark to light, and before long it starts to look lifelike.

 

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Armed with a 3/0 sable brush, I am able to refine the layers of fur until you can make out every whisker! This tiny portrait is a mere 4 inches square…..

 

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Caroline Rudge

I'm Caroline Rudge, an artist living and working in Wiltshire, UK. I specialise in the beautiful and ancient medium of Egg Tempera.

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