I took a couple of hours this morning to finish this commission. I just have to wait until it is thoroughly dry and then apply the wax to protect it and add the hanging hardware.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Today I worked all over the painting correcting values, colour, and a few details. I also added a pale blue background at the client's request. The client also chose the title of "Our Best Friend" for the painting. This is about 3/4 finished and next I have to correct a few contours and darken more of the values but it's coming along.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
Today I had time to work on this again. I continued blocking in colour all over the fur but it will take many more washes of paint to build up the depth. I also have finished the eyes except for the last touches after everything else is done. I have to decide if I'll colour the background or leave it white so as not to distract from the dog.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
Now that my family have all flown back to their homes my life can get back into a semblance of routine. I was able to work a little more on this painting concentrating on the nose and eyes but also starting to block in some of the washes of colour in the fur. It's hard to get a good photo with so much white of the paper still showing.