Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Here it is I think finished, I will put it on the wall for a few days to look at it. I added some more shadow to the right sunflower and added some darks into the spikie things can't remember the names....and pulled some color to the edges to give it alittle bit more of a finished look. I think my flowers are getting better, this came together quite quickly once I sat down to do it. About 2 hours with another 1/2 to touch up today.
As with most of the recent paintings in this blog, this will be available on my website for purchase if your interested.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
New name thought it fit better. This is my final unless something screams at me later. I still give alittle giggle every time I see his face! If he were my dog he would probably be the size of an elephant because he pouts pretty well...ok one more treat! Thanks for looking.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Here is the next stage with colors that are closer to the subjects real life coloring. This is the point where I go in and make sure that my orignal drawing is correct. The next stage will to try and make it pop out 3-D....atleast hoping I do!
Here is my next doggie....I really liking the pet portrait thing.... he has such a stubborn look to his face I had to try my hand at him next! This is the underpainting on watercolor paper with colorfix primer ontop for "tooth". Watercolors for the blocking. Looks really strange at this stage, what I'm doing is laying down colors that with pop through the top pastel layers giving it another layer of opticle mixing.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Here is my third pass at getting the collie to sit pretty in the leaves. I changed the placement of both eyes our right alot higher. The mouth/tongue needed to get larger and move to the left. His back went higher to get him to be more solid in body. I'm still struggling along with him.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Here is a Collie sitting in the fall leaves, depicting leaves is alot harder than I thought it would be. I really struggled with this trying to get the background to recede. I may go back in a fiddle with a few things, but I will let it sit a few days.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Here is the finish! Im pleased with the outcome of this doggie portrait. The things adjusted this last time were.....his right ear alittle more out of focus to push that side of his face forward, his right pupil moved facing forward abit more...no crazy eyes for him.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
this is a dbl WIP on my easil. On the left springer spanial on the right sheltie. I show this because this is how I usually have paintings that Im working on at the moment. If I get tired of one, I will move over and work on the other.