This acrylic painting is on a 20″ x 16″ canvas. The wolf was first drawn in pencil, covered in a protective coating, and touched up with paint. Texture was applied to the rest of the canvas with spackling, atop which primer was applied. The wolf pup was then painted on by freehand in acrylic paint.
The latest stage of development is the above photo. The bark has been sized to fit atop the canvas, and is being weighted down while it is secured to the surface.
The next step is to fill in the edges of the bark segments with spackling, and sculpting texture along the edges.
After this is completed and dried, the remainder of the piece will be painted, the entire surface protected with a protective coat of lacquer. More updates to follow.