While my work was hanging at True Grounds, no painting elicited more emails and phone calls than this one. Some were very touching, even (and I so appreciated them!). As I wrote when I first started Blue, he is a big, mushy explosion of joy. While I was painting him, I was hoping that thatContinue reading “Mr. Blue, finito”
Blue is looking more like a character out of a children’s book, and I can’t help but notice the way that each of the dogs have been represented so differently, in style and technique and all. In working from my subconscious (as I know we do), I find it interesting that Blue the Pit BullContinue reading “Blue, getting there…”
I have so much still to do on this (the whole face and tongue!), so I think I’d best get painting rather than being on the interwebs…
Blue never fails to elicit a smile from me. Even when I’m having an annoying day, I get to Blue’s house and can hear the thumpthumpthump of his tail on the other side of the door, waiting for me to open it. Once I do, he explodes out of it, bouncing like rubber in fits ofContinue reading “Blue, started”
I really wasn’t all that pleased with the Oscar painting, so I did another…
There were two things that I was trying to capture in this portrait: (1) the truly epic proportions of Matt’s bed head, and (2) his facial expression – which combines a sleepy acquiescence to it, and the laissez-faire, self-deprecating seriousness with which he stands there, displaying it in all its glory. To me, that is what madeContinue reading “Bed Head, almost done”
Is it any coincidence that this is my favorite painting so far, and it’s the one I’ve had the most fun in painting? I think not.
Working from the bottom up, on this one!
He has bed head of epic proportions.