I am currently working on two paintings. One is a 30"x30" painting of two cats. It is going to hang alongside another painting I did for the owner a few years ago of her cat named Larry. The other painting is of a labradoodle named Sunny. It is a gift from me to my friend Brit who helps me out at the store. I am painting her dog for her to hang in her room. She loves dogs and it will make the perfect gift. I will post photos of the painting in progress soon!! First I draw the animals in pencil on the canvas. I take the photo I am given of the pet and zoom in on the subject's head. Then I paint the background color in. Next step is to paint the subject in acrylic on the canvas by focusing in on tonal values and the different colors within the tonal values.
More to come! I am working at the shop now and I will start painting in the shop as of next week. It is my new years resolution to paint at the shop and outside on the sidewalk as much as possible. I hope to paint many paintings this 2013!
Friday, December 28, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I have been busy painting this Holiday Season.
I completed 19 paintings.
customers a special gift of a painting of their dogs.
The second commission I received was from a customer in Colorado who had three paintings done of her family members for gifts. Two of the same painting of the Rottie.
The third commission I received was from another customer in Colorado who commissioned me to paint two 8"x10" paintings of her dogs and two 8"x10"paintings of her brother's dogs for a Christmas gift.
The fourth commission I received was of a dog named Jake that passed away. The painting was done for a Christmas gift for the owner.
The fifth commission I received was of two beagles named Foxie and Sherman,
This was done for a gift for his wife for Christmas. Here is the painting finished below.
Here is Archie and Virgil
She loved it!! She will be giving it as a gift this week and she knows it will be cherished.
Here are Maggie and Roni
Two White Standard Poodles
that I had the opportunity to paint.
They were commissioned as 5"x7" pieces.This was given as a Christmas gift by the dog sitter.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Here are two paintings I just completed for a customer in Colorado. They will hang in her home.
I think they turned out great!
Here is what was said about them...
Thank you! They look great, I love them!!!
Cheryl B. - Colorado
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Here are three paintings just completed of Johnie, Sydney and Calgary and Milo.
They were all commissioned pieces that will be given as gifts. I had fun painting them!
Monday, December 10, 2012
Here are two paintings just completed! They were done as a gift for relatives in Las Vegas.
Their names are Ceaser and Rosie. I loved painting them!
This is what was said about the paintings.
They look awesome, thank you so much! Ben and Missi will love them!
Sunday, December 9, 2012
I had the opportunity to paint Mitzi Emerson Wimmer. It really turned out nice! It was a 5" x 5" painting of her face on a red background.
Here is a painting of Oso a Rottie that I painted two paintings of him! So Handsome!
Here is a painting of Truman in progress....
Here is Truman with his buddies in progress.....
Here is a photo of the painting of Truman finished with his reference photo below.
Stay tuned for more portraits - I have 21 orders!!!