One day a couple of years ago, I was hiking with my own dog and a camera, and crossed paths with a dog walker running a pack of dogs. They carried on, barely even stopping to sniff my own dog and say hey; but one of them, a little puggle, stopped in front of meContinue reading “Molly identified”
Category Archives: oil on canvas
imp – in process
I really thought that this would work up so much faster. It should be done soon, though!
A Very Good Boy
All along, this painting was called “Monty & Friends” because, well, that’s Monty there with his horse friends Jackie (left) and Eddie (right). This is a zoomed and cropped portion of a much larger image that a Swissy friend had posted to an online forum. I wanted to paint it. I was living in MaineContinue reading “A Very Good Boy”
Sleepy Seany done
There are parts of it that make it my worst painting, and there are parts that make it my best. As a whole, it’s neither. Still, there’s something special about this painting to me, and I suppose it’s the subject. Sean is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met.
The Curse Reversed
Aha! I still have to do the muzzle and the sofa cushion and the shadiness in between, but Sleepy Seany is coming along. The process of art — or, of the creative mind — is fascinating, to me. I still don’t understand why I can go days or weeks with absolutely no ability, and thenContinue reading “The Curse Reversed”
Sleepy Seany Resurrected
No, I can do this. Of course, it may take a while…
The plan is always to work from back to front, but I guess I’m painting from left to right on this one, for now (and, um, haven’t quite gotten to the right half, yet!). Ah, well. It will come together.
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.
Link (almost done)
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)”