This is Lexi, the dog who would not stand still for a photo. In this painting I worked more on soften the edges to give it a more softer look. The background is different from how I treated other dog portraits. I wanted a more neutral color so that Lexi would stand out.
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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Just finished a commission for a very small dog painting. It’s only 3 x 3 inches and it’s perfect for a doll house.
Commissions for this size and larger in my Etsy shop. It’s late for Christmas, though.
I love painting from the top view. I found that slicing up the fruits have very interesting textures. Especially grapefruits, oranges, lemons and avocados. Their symmetrical and circular shapes make interesting compositions.
This painting was done strictly using palette knife. I found that I can’t render so much but have to consider what color to use before actually applying it on the canvas.
This painting will be part of the upcoming Pence Gallery Exhibit in January 2019.