Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Our Best Friend finished

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

Step 7 of Our Best Friend

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

Step 6

More work all around the fur darkening and defining the colours and softening some lines.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Step 5

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

Step 4

More work on the fur today. It will go faster once I have all the different colour areas blocked out.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Step 3

Today was more detail work on the eyes and nose and then blocking in more of the subtle shades in the fur.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Step 2

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.