Monday, February 26, 2018

New Commisssion

I know it's been awhile since I painted but life got in the way. First there was the xmas chaos, I had family visiting for a month, I had the flu, then my brother-in-law (from my last post) died from his cancer. His celebration of life is this week. But life goes on and the paintings on my "to do" list keep getting longer.

And so, I've started my next commission. This is a memorial painting of a beloved dog. I have wrapped the canvas, drawn it out, and started the first washes. It will become much darker as I add the next washes. I always start with the eyes and nose and once they are right the face will look right. I am also trying different mixtures of colours (on some scrap paper) to get the fur colours right. Hopefully I can get back into painting regularly and update this blog more often.