Friday, May 8, 2009

Dave and Dee no peeking!

I've been working on the three dachshund portrait. I am posting it here at a risk because I'm not sure if their human parents peek in or not! And I always like to wait until a painting is done to show it to the owners. But I wanted to show this at an ugly stage, with just underpainting going on, when it is at this point there are many hours ahead of blocking and layering, it will get more fun once it gets to the top layers and the details start to happen. I always like to finish the eyes first (the funnest part) so I have something to keep me going thru the tedious parts!

This handsome doxie is Duggie, a wonderful silver dapple with great ears that stick out a bit like the flying nun! I am really enjoying painting these 3 boys! As you can see from the first post of this, we have changed the background color from dark green to these tan tones.

Acrylic on gessobord, 16 x 20.


Karen Hargett said...

I don't believe there is an "ugly" stage with your paintings. Cute expression on this little guy's face. Can't wait to see more.

Dee Dee said...

Thank you Karen, isn't he cute. He's a sweet boy too. LOL oh yes there is always an ugly stage it's always the hope it gets out of it in the end!