Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I have been working steadily in the studio, mostly on commissioned portraits. Many of them are for Christmas gifts so I won't post them here now, just in case.... don't want to spoil any surprises.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Winner pays the postage which will be about $8. Any takers???
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Palms by the Bridge, 6 x 8" oil on panel
Tropical Colors, 6 x 8" oil on panel
CH Sporting Field Stone of Destiny, 16 x 20" oil on canvas. This painting was done quite a while ago of my own whippet girl, but I was never completely happy with it, so it recieved some changes to make it more to my liking.
My artist friend Ute has requested I post the progress on my new piece. Today I got the sketch transferred to the canvas, it is rather hard to see in the photo, and then I put a glaze of Raw Sienna over it to tone the canvas (not shown). Tomorrow, the real painting will begin on this beautiful border collie.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
A photo of me painting by fellow dog lover and photographer, Katie. Late in the day, Shenandoah Valley, and I am in my own little world. It is funny how absorbed you become in the painting process, whether outdoors or in the studio. Time passes without realizing. The actual painting of the painting is what gets me going. How to solve problems, how to put down on the canvas (or paper) your emotional reaction to the subject and how to convey that to a viewer. I hope I get it right at least some of the time. In the meantime, I will keep painting and enjoying the process.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Really got busy today and finished up the painting. I worked mostly on the lying down dog, did a few touchups on the sitting dog, put a glaze over the pillow with the picture on it to tone it down a bit and deepened the shadows on the sofa behind the dogs. I photographed it and then found a frame to fit just to see how it would look framed. I hope you have enjoyed seeing the progress and results and I have enjoyed sharing it.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
It is definitely coming along now. The sitting whippet is pretty much done and I have done the basic block in on the lying down whippet. I've photographed the whole painting and a detail of the sitting whippet. Tomorrow is Sunday and I plan to paint in the studio for most of the day so tomorrow should have another update.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Here are two photos of todays progress. The top photo shows where I was around noon, worked on the blanket and pillows, then had to take a break. Went back to after lunch and added the binding to the blanket and got a lot of one dog blocked in. He needs more detailing but got the basics down. The color in the bottom photo is more accurate than the top one.
I did miss one day of working on this piece..... went out in the field and did a couple small plein air landscapes.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I got a lot done today and finally reached a stopping point. The sofa was a battle and I am not quite done with it. Had to change the grey shade of the wall behind it slightly and worked on the painting and frame, as well as the pillows. I am trying to take my time on the background and get it right before I do too much on the dogs, but hopefully tomorrow I will get some done on the two whippets as well. Now it is off to mow the yard... so hot but it needs to be done.