Thursday, May 28, 2009

Andalusian Stallion 3

Not much time to work on him today but here is the update. Mainly have been going over (and over and over...)his head. Still more to go on the head though. I'm anxious to get to the mane!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Andalusian Stallion 2

Not a big change but a couple hours more of refining his face and starting on an ear...

Monday, May 25, 2009

Andalusian Stallion

I don't like working on more than one painting at a time but I had to start this horse so I would have an entry at the Emerald Downs show this year. I have gotten more done on Duggie the Doxie but haven't scanned it yet.

This is Hostal, a friend of mine's Andalusian Stallion who passed away a couple of years ago. He was amazing...and very much missed. This was from my last photo shoot with him. I wanted to have him back lit to give him a glow that he seemed to radiate on his own. He had a big presence about him. This is acrylic on gessoboard, 11 x 14 and all underpainting so far so a bit in the messy stage.

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.