Having been a little behind due to being unwell over the weekend I haven’t had a chance to catch up with my blog. I had been working on a Chesapeake pet portrait montage drawing while I was working on Samantha’s oil painting during the drying stages and the portrait of ‘Looks’ is now complete and packed up ready to send to the client in Norway.
I thoroughly enjoyed drawing the portrait, I think the montage pencils have to be one of the most exciting portraits to create as there is so much going on within the scene its always refreshing working on them. I also think with every montage I do the more expressive and exciting they get. It does depends on the photos and if you are thinking about commissioning one of my montage drawings, try to take as many photos of your dog doing different things as possible, good quality photos are essential. I hope you like the portrait below : )
I have finally found some time to add the work in progress of the four dog pet portraits painting that i have completed, i thought i had better make time to post it as i have just completed another one i need to add the work in progress for! We have been busy in the studio, both nick and myself have had portraits for deadlines and so have been working extra hours of complete them. This particular portrait was a long time of the easel as it has 4 dogs so i had to capture the characters of each little individual guy. The portrait was painted on a 20 x 16 sizes canvas in oils and the client was delighted when they received it.
I have just completed a lovely dachshund and i will post the images asap!
I had already started to add the work in progress to this portrait on my blog (probably scroll waay down to see it) but I thought I would gather the painting stages all together for this pet portrait for you to see as one set.
This dog painting was created in oils on canvas to the size of 10 x 8 and was really lovely to paint. I really enjoy painting the smaller portraits, im not too sure why, often I think they seem less daunting. I am just in the process of a 4 dog pet portrait and although its a massive task, each dog on the page is relatively small, compared on one huge head on a large size, so im really enjoying this one. I will start to add the stages soon, although its already on my website work in progress. This portraits progress will need to be staggered in different posts as i fear there will be many many stages to it! Its going to take me quite a while.
Things have been busy in the studio these last few days. The proofs for my fairy book are complete, i have created some amendments for them and now its off to the designer and i get to see the final colour proofs in June which i am really looking forward to. The background to each page and the fonts will all be set out properly at that stage so its going to be great. I may even by then, be able to give you a sneak preview of it!
We are also trying to get organised here as well as we are going away on our hols soon, so im trying to write list upon list of things to do before we go so i don’t forget anything or to do things for anyone!
I hope you enjoy this painting and i will be back asap with the next!