Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wrapped it up today, "Evening Watch"

After a couple more days work, I think I am done. Here is the final result. I am calling this one Evening Watch.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Border collie today

More work today, continuing to refine the foreground and worked on the dog. The dog will get more work as soon as this layer is dry and in fact you can see some glare in that section of the painting from the glistening wet paint. The foreground needs a lot more work too, but things are coming together.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Border Collie work continues

I am continuing to work on the background, still mostly in the darks but some highlights are being positioned as I go. This is what I have done over the last couple days. I forgot to mention the size, it is 24 x 30" on gallery wrap canvas.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Next step

Looking a little funky at this stage, but just wanted to get the canvas covered and establish the values. My poor border collie looks a little funny without eyes too! Will continue when this step is dry.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Finished and starting

Distant Rain, 16 x 20" oil on canvas

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.