It has been a long year (and there are still three months to go). I’ve been busy with……Life (no boring, whining here). I’ve continued to draw and paint although I have been neglecting my blog, I’m still kicking. Okay, now I’m back to blogging and with exciting news. I’ve been doing giveaways on my Instagram of pet portraits. This little gentleman painted in oils, is on his way to his new home. I love doing these small (6″x6″) portraits.
Late at night I find it easy to fall into the painting groove. It is quiet and everyone else is asleep. There are no distractions. It’s just me and my current muse. Tonight it is sweet Jorgie, my Aunt Angel’s adorable fur baby, who passed from life suddenly.
I have decided to spend time between commissions painting the former and current pets of family and friends. They are just small portraits, none over 8 inch square. It’s an opportunity to work on developing my style, working through different color combinations and just trying to capture the personality of the pet. It is more than just practice for me (although I need all of the practice I can get), it is also my way of letting the people in my life know that I am thinking of them and that I love and care about them. Painting practice = heart practice.
Working through the process of darker coated dogs without getting too muddy. Try, try again. It’s all practice.
A little sketch I did! I used a Lamy Joy pen to do the drawing and then just used water to shade.