Osa in Sheets (40 x 30″) will differ from my usual process in a couple of ways: first, because the dog is covered in sheets, she must be painted first; and second, I am going to try to morph some of these folds into an unfinished dry-brush technique as I work out toward the edges.Continue reading “Osa begun”
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I’ve been working on Obi for a while. There have been times when things did not go as planned and I felt like I would never finish. Things I have painted well many times in the past suddenly just would not come out right. But onward we plod and work through it. And sometimes thingsContinue reading “Obi (detail)”
I am always happy to start another Swissy, and Obi is one who always seems to be wearing a cheeky grin. What a fun face to paint! In starting the underpainting, I was planning to just throw on a light wash of paint to map out the lines and colors, but I ended up spendingContinue reading “Obi, started”
Whats funny about painting is that I can just be painting along, lost in thought or absorbed in a radio program, when all of a sudden, I paint a few last brushstrokes and step back and realize that it’s finished. I didn’t plan to finish Loki on Thursday night, it just happened.
After starting the first composition of Loki, I just wasn’t feeling it. It seemed like I was just painting a favorite photograph rather than producing art. And so i went back to another image; one that his mom had emailed to me which I thought was a little more compelling. Back to my zooming andContinue reading “Loki, restart”
I finished Jasper’s funny face months ago, but never did post it, here. So, now it’s up.
Jasper is a friend’s Swissy, and she has a knack for capturing his funniest expressions. As the painting becomes more defined, his eyes will become more buggy and the tooth caught in his lip will be more visible. As it is now, there’s a lot of black on his muzzle and chin, which isContinue reading “Captain Derp”
Did you just say “Grandma & Grandpa’s”? sketch
And so another Swissy painting begins! I’d better go do some Christmas shopping, but am anxious to get an underpainting down…
…or, unfinished. But undone sounds so much more interesting, like a 40-something woman sitting in the kitchen with disheveled hair, one leg up on the table, with a drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other. No, this Molly is just back behind the door, removed from the easel where she has satContinue reading “Molly Undone”
Molly – almost done
This is what I was working on during Open Studios, last weekend. Just need to finish her nose/muzzle and her tags.