No, this doesn’t look anything like the sketch in the previous post. Betty has very soulful eyes, and although the previous image carries with it a touching story, it failed to capture the essence that her eyes normally possess. Betty is the wise older woman to Addie’s imp. Betty is the regal queen to Addie’s courtContinue reading “Betty (redirect)”
I suppose this looks more like a Rorschach test than anything else, but this collection of cryptic lines will, in fact, become a dog. A Greater Swiss Mountain Dog named Betty.Again, my exceptional photography skills are exhibited (sarcasm alert). I tend to sketch very lightly, so capturing it in a manner which would allow itContinue reading “Betty Begun”
This needs to dry before I add the whiskers, but I am painting her (adoptive) sister while it does…
The lighting on this dreary day is not cooperating with my attempts at getting a clear pic, but it’s a quick update. I still have to do the muzzle and white, and all of the highlights (which are everywhere, and cast a soft white outline around her ears and shoulder, too) – especially her eyes.Continue reading “Addie (Almost Done)”
and highlights appear.
There is this odd hesitation that I have between the sketch and the underpainting, as though it’s not just the quick, playful application of paint to map out the colors. Ah, well; it’s mapped out now, and I can start to apply the real paint. Background will change to a deep red to help theContinue reading “Addie (underpainting)”
Sometimes I’m impatient and start painting before the sketch is well laid out, and those are the paintings where I waste a lot of time standing back from the easel and looking at proportions and shapes and comparing to the photo and just basically driving myself crazy. This will not be one of those.
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”
Nothing is better at getting me to clean the entire house than a big canvas needing an underpainting. I was invited to exhibit my work in a café in Davis Sq for the month of November. The owner asked for “less dogs and more people, landscapes, or abstract paintings…” Well, that’s fine, I thought. IContinue reading “imp (underpainting)”
…and hanging out at BYOD in Southie, where he works as a clothing & accessories model and Quality Assurance associate.