Monday, December 29, 2008

Whippet painting finished

Finally finished it up yesterday and put my signature on it today. Now I need to think of a good title.
I took this photo outside in natural light so the color and details are better than the previous ones taken in the studio.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Today's work on whippet painting

Darkened the left side of the background and worked on the whippet laying down today. Here are the pictures. You may notice a lot of difference in the colors of the photos I have taken and that some are a little softer focus. That is because I am taking them in the natural light of the studio at different times of the day. I have adjusted the color on my computer some but it is not as accurate as it could be. When I am finished, I will take the photo outdoors in optimal light'

Friday, December 26, 2008

Whippet painting progress

Finally got a chance to spend some time working on this painting, what with the busy holidays. So today I worked on the dogs more as well as the carpet. Getting closer to the finish! I have no plans for tomorrow except painting more so check in tomorrow for another update.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Slow going

There is so much going on with the holidays, I am not getting as much painting time in as I would like. I worked on the carpet two days in a row, hated it and painted it over to try again. It is an oriental type rug so is proving difficult to paint. Today, though, I worked on the dog in the chair.
More later.......

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Finished commissioned portrait

One of the commissions I did for Christmas has been presented so I can show it here. It is 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas and is CH Appraxin Queen of the Jungle, better known as Blair.

Still working on whippets oil painting

Haven't been able to get too much done the past couple days but the three whippet painting is progressing. Here is how it looks today.

Monday, December 15, 2008

New work in progress

Since I can't post any of the Christmas commissions I am working on (don't want to ruin any surprises), I will post one I am working on for myself. This is a large (22 x 28") oil on linen canvas. None of it is finished yet, except perhaps the crystal ball. All the rest is in various stages of painting. The three whippets will be the last to be painted. The photo shows it as it sits on my easel in my studio.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Some new paintings

Three new paintings, the top one is Summer Morning Whippet, 18 x 24" oil on canvas. The next is a 9 x 12" oil on panel done plein air a few weeks ago before the beautiful autumn leaves were all gone, A View of the Pond. And last is also 9 x 12" oil on panel, Afterglow. We had spectacular color in the sky one evening and this was a view behind my house just after the sun went down. The orange sky drenched everything in color.