Five Dogs Portraits Done!!!

Just finished commissions from one client. All except one is 6 x 6 inches on stretched cotton canvas. I had been doing preliminaries drawings before going onto canvases. Then on canvas I did a grisalle with transparent red oxide for values. I found by doing these preliminary drawings and grisalles, it helps with the painting process.

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Blue and Ballou

A recent commission of two dogs. The client is from Germany and wanted two sizes, one at 9 x 12 inches and the other is a smaller size at 3 x 4 inches for a dollhouse. Both are painted in oil on stretched canvas.

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Blue and Ballou, oil on stretched canvas, 9 x 12 x 3/4 inches
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Blue and Ballou, oil on stretched canvas, 3 x 4 x 1/4 inches

Here are the step by step.

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Bailey

My sister, my biggest fan, handed me a photo of her friend’s dog, Bailey. Love the big smile and the blue hat on this happy fellow!

Bailey
Bailey, 2016 10x10x1 3/8 oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Cookie

As I was walking my dog, I met up with a woman who was walking her dog, a St. Charles Spaniel named Cookie. She had an irresistible smile that I had to paint her. So I took a quick smartphone pic and painted from it.

Cookie, oil, 10 x 8 inches
Cookie, oil, 10 x 8 inches