Here’s another finished portrait I did sometime back. I don’t know why I never posted this one, but here it is. Just a cute hound. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a cute face.
Here’s CoCo, who you’ve seen in process recently. I got her finished, and think I got her sweet disposition captured in the painting. I know my client was happy with the painting, though very sad this is a memorial portrait. At least I can help give her something to remember her friend by.
Good Monday morning. I trust everyone had a good weekend. I’m going to be able to post finished portraits all this week. I’ve been working very hard to get these done, and things are finally getting going. Also, I’ve got a couple of portraits that I did a while back that I simply forgot to post. So I hope you enjoy the paintings this week, and that you have a good week.
Here’s another second stage. This is Jade, who I did a couple of weeks ago. This one is for my client’s daughter, and is a different reference photo with a slightly different pose. You can tell this girl is a hoot, as well as being beautiful. I look forward to getting her completed. Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend.
Here’s the second stage on Gus. He, too, has a lot of hair, so this one will take a lot of texturing applications to get the look right. You can see he has the cutest face now, and that always helps with the painting. Like CoCo, he’s got his chin on a blanket, so again there will be the suggestion of fabric beneath his face. This guy will be a blast to finish.
Here’s the second stage on Einstein. This guy has a lot of hair, and that occludes his left eye. As a result, this looks a little strange when filled in, like he is missing an eye. He’s not, and when the hair is textured in, it will make more sense. This one will be a challenge, but I’m all in now.
Here’s the second stage on CoCo. She’s got her coat on now, though of course it’s still pretty rough for what I like to do. You can get the impression of how sweet she looks, though. The photo had her sitting, so I’m converting that to a simple cloth on which her face rests. Lots more to do, but you can get the idea of where this one is going. Enjoy.
The pet portraits saga continues. I’ve got about 16 portraits in various stages of completion stacked in the studio. I look around sometimes and I feel like I’m in a kennel. It’s really kind of cool to have all those dog faces looking at me. So this week I’ll be posting various new starts, second stages and such. Hopefully, I’ll start posting the finished versions next week. Have a good Monday and enjoy.
Here’s the very beginning of Lola, a beautiful pup. Sadly, this is a memorial painting, since her person lost her recently. It’s difficult for someone who has not had that special relationship with a dog to understand how much it hurts to lose your best friend. I just read an article about how the grief of losing a pet can be worse than losing a person, and partly because there is no ritual of grief around it like we have with people. Maybe in some way my portraits are part of a ritual of grief. I certainly hope they help in the grieving process. Have a good weekend.
Here’s a new landscape painting I did for a client. She brought in a photo she had taken of the Cliffs of Mohr in Ireland. The place has a special meaning for her, since this is where she spread her mother’s ashes. She wanted a fairly large painting of the scene for her new house, so this is a 24×36. I was having a hard time with the foreground cliffs, and ultimately went with a painting knife to build them up and give them good texture. The texture is not that apparent from the photo, but shows up well in real life. She was very happy with the painting, so that made me very happy, too.