Friday, August 17, 2012

Commissions and ODFW Kit Fox

Hey everyone, I've been really busy lately. For the past three weekends my hubby and I have been camping or visiting family, so that has left only evenings for me to work on my art. Since last weekend I've been working on 2 commissions. A 8" x 10" watercolor is a surprise present, so I'll wait to post it until it is given to the recipient. The other is a 16" x 20" watercolor painting of two dogs, Pip (Pretty In Pink), a Mastiff, and Baby Girl, a mini dachshund. The owner works with the owner of Lucee, the Basset Hound. Once she saw Lucce, she decided to get her dogs painted by me for a very special one of a kind piece of art - customized especially for the personality of her dogs. Here are some process shots ….

Here is the beginning of the sketch for Pip and Baby Girl that I started yesterday.

And this is the stage I'll be leaving it with tonight. You may notice that I wait until the end to paint eyes. That's because that's what really brings the painting to life.

And here is the progress I've made on my Kit Fox for the ODFW Stamp Art Contest. I have more tweaking to do for this guy …

Now, hello weekend! I will dedicate this time to my art making processes. My plans include working on the commissions, Kit Fox, and new paintings for a show I will have in October. Along with conducting my experiment with sealing watercolor paintings so that framing with glass won't be required AND on Sunday I'll be visiting Portland Meadows in the morning to (hopefully) take in the horsey smells, horsey looks, and excitement (and you never know, I might come back with some awesome ideas for paintings).

I hope everyone is in good spirits for the weekend, because I'm feeling my oats! *neigh*

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