|Annie - Acrylic on 6x8 in. gessobord|
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
This was a tricky commission. The photo the owner wanted to use had lighting that made the dog look like a chocolate lab, but the other provided photos showed - and the owner confirmed - the dog was actually charcoal gray. I guess the old "value is more important than color" held true, by trying to keep the values consistent but change out the color I was using I think I was able to pull it off! And as a side note, I really should learn Photoshop or some photo editing magic tricks to modify the reference photo up front rather than having to do the conversion in my head. :)
|Zoey - Acrylic on 8x8 inch gessobord|
Sunday, May 5, 2019
I saw this kitty and just HAD to paint it, such great light and focus! I’ve had a few paintings I’ve felt very “meh” about lately so I was really happy to feel excited about how this one turned out. It was also really fun to paint on a black background again, it’s been a while old friend.
|Focus 2 - Acrylic on 6x6 in. hardboard panel|
Monday, April 29, 2019
I've been obsessed with Holly Lombardo's tree paintings for a while now, I love her use of color and simplification of the nature scenes she paints. I've been inspired to try some tree scenes of my own. This is from a reference photo on Paint My Photo.com.
|Sunlight - Acrylic on 5x7 in. gessobord|
Saturday, April 20, 2019
This was a paint rescue mission! I mixed some paint for another painting that ended up going south, and I realized the colors were right for this boat I’ve been wanting to paint. Lots of cadmium colors in this one.
|Cadmium Comet - 6x8 in. on gessobord|
Friday, April 19, 2019
This sweet boy is Lance, he crossed the rainbow bridge in December and the painting was commissioned as a Mother's Day gift. I was glad I'd painted a few German Shepherds before, their variegated (is that the right word?) fur can be tricky and I felt more confident going in.
|Lance - 8x10 in. on gessobord panel|