It’s not that I haven’t been painting; it’s just that what I have been painting is pretty terrible. I thought that I would just whip this one up in no time, but I could not get the magic paintbrushes to cooperate. I’d dab a little bit here and there, then turn out the light andContinue reading “Sean (underpainting)”
…and hanging out at BYOD in Southie, where he works as a clothing & accessories model and Quality Assurance associate.
I have to say that the complexity of Link’s coat intimidated me. As an Australian Cattle Dog, there are so many hairs of different colors all mottled in there together, that I just stared at the photo for a while. This is a perfect exercise of using oils to layer. And layer, and layer, andContinue reading “Link (almost done)”
Of the pics that I narrowed it down to (from the photo shoot), this was not the one that I most wanted to paint; but, now, I see that it couldn’t have been any other. I love this choice… the way she’s bumbling up over the hill, happy to be a Jack Russell on aContinue reading “Kiko (done!)”
Kiko is a bouncy little Jack Russell. I was looking forward to exploring the shadows and highlights of a white dog, and wasn’t prepared for the washout of the white coat in the bright sunshine! I’m liking the contrast it creates, though…
I put a blank canvas on the easel this morning and thought “Ah. A blank canvas. What better thing could there be?” Then I quickly answered “A finished painting.” So, yea. Catch is actually hanging at True Grounds for a little while. One of the (many) reasons that I love supporting local businesses is that theyContinue reading “Catch (done!)”
Painting, to me, is like knowledge: the more I paint, the more I see that needs to be painted. I was hoping to finish this painting this weekend, but that’s not going to happen! Looking at it, I see so much that still needs to be worked on. Off to start on the ears…
Working this up. There’s a certain energy about this dog that I love to paint. The canvas is 36″ x 48″ – nice and big.
I was photographing Link and somewhere along the way, it seemed I should paint him catching a ball.