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Acrylic Wolf Painting

I’m currently working on a large painting of a wolf.  It’s my first venture into colour for a while so it has presented some challenges regarding my approach and which materials to use . I did some initial research online to get a feel for posture and movement, then I visited Kingussie Wildlife Park to study their fabulous wolves, in a Scots pine forest setting.


I completed my initial sketch in pencil and wanted to capture a relaxed pose, but with the wolf still alert to it’s surroundings.

Wolf 2

I have been experimenting with different materials and eventually decided to use acrylics. I’ve never used them before but there’s a first time for everything and they seem to give a good range of effects; washes, brush marks and spray as you can see below.


I added some tone and colour to my working sketch to start to create the form, for reference when undertaking the final painting.

fine wolf

One thought on “Acrylic Wolf Painting

  1. Looking good so far. How’s it coming along now??

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