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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

3 dog painting

This painting is a long time coming!

It was commissioned before last Christmas, but we had to wait on the start due to some photo issues which were resolved only after my 60 hour a week schedule of work/school had restarted. (not including homework, lol) So, I set the date for the painting in March. The beginning of the painting posed an immediate issue. The dog's heads were wide (well, two of them) and took up alot of space horizontally- enough so that standard canvas would not do unless one likes the "squished" look. I stopped progress and ordered a longer style canvas, free of charge to the customer. I will start it back up as soon as canvas and a little free time arrives, which will be soon.

Here's the beginning of the painting. Keep in mind this is just a "sketch" for them most part. It will look nothing like it in the end, but that's the fun of progress photos, right? (:

Thanks for reading

Pup Painting for a friend

Well, I finished this painting in early February, and I'm just posting the photos now. Shameful, really! School and work throw a little wrench in my intentions. However, I am getting invites to join U of M and other universities as my GPA is so high now. I've been working very hard at this, and my love of painting has gone a bit on the back burner. Soon, however, work will have it's summer hiatus, and I will be back on the artistic "ball" so to speak. I have some plans for that time! Here's some photos of Gus, a painting I did for a friend. (the one who commissioned "a forest" see older posts and video.) Thanks for reading!

PS I want to kick myself- I didn't take a final photo of the finished painting. I removed that awful green and it looked 100% better! By the way, this is an oil painting, unusual for my pet portraits. Oil paint takes longer, but is unmatched in color and quality, plus blend ability makes it a much better paint. 


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Kaleb and Charlie

Kaleb... plus wings- and Charlie, the black kitty- (almost done)_

I'm having a heck of a time with Charlie, as the photo is very basic- and is the only one that exists, and he's got no distinguishing markings. I had to restart him- I hope he looks better this time. He's due by tomorrow night for shipping!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Progress on Charlie

I gave up and started over- the close up was just not working no matter how much I tried. The photo is very basic, and so is the kitty- so a started it over. (:

I think it looks better already.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Charlie and Amy's Sweater!

Progress on Charlie and Amy's Sweater!

I know the painting is a bit sad... I had to postpone progress for a bit to finish another project, ordered before it. But- I will be working on it a bit more tomorrow, and it will look MUCH better.

The sweater is very close to done- I just need to figure out the buttons!

here's the photos!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Nessie Complete?

Oops! Forgot to post those pics yesterday! Here they are!

Notice the subtle colors in the eyes- there's actually 5 colors making them up now. The background is a neutral cream, which really puts the attention on the gorgeous coat of the kitty. Many fine details were added, as well as a signature.

I could probably work on this painting forever, it was alot of fun. (:

Thanks so much to Patty for this opportunity!

Thanks for reading

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Working on Charlie and finished up Nessie!

Photos coming soon! Nessie looks similar but more "done" and I evened out her eyes. Charlie is done in a similar fashion. The sweater is 3/4ths done for Ms Amy!

Making progress!

Will post photos this weekend!

Thanks for reading

Monday, November 23, 2009

Nessie 5 x 7 progress

As promised, I started Nessie this weekend! She's already near done! She should be all finished by tonight, and in the process of being sealed up. Charlie is next- I plan on starting him in a few hours!

Here's some progress Photos for Nessie!

Thanks for reading, and if you want a portrait, order now! I have a couple spots open, but they fill really fast!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Work resuming on Saturday, will go strong for a week or more.

Hello Everyone!

I am so wrapped up at work (I also have a full time, demanding management job) and finishing up a few customer's orders (in chronological order) the past couple days I have not been able to get to some of the projects I had hoped to this week. It's alright though, because the weekend is coming, then I have a week off, then another weekend! That's 9 days! I'll be able to do Nessie, The new Kitty (charlie?) and start any other painting. If you want anything else done... NOW is the time! I will have about 60 hours to work these next days, and I'm counting on YOU to keep me busy! Anytime not taken by a customer will be spent on making gifts for the holidays. (paintings!)

I apologize for those waiting- I promise I haven't been slacking for one instant! I have however, fixed up Finn, worked more on Boo Boo, and took care of a customer's graphic order who has been waiting patiently. Nessie is next priority and should take just a couple days. Then the three dog portrait if that's still happening, then Charlie. At night, I'm crocheting a new sweater for a customer who had sizing issues. (my fault, sorry Amy!)

Thanks for you're patience!


Sunday, November 8, 2009


Had to ask. Haven't had a comment in MONTHS. Wondering if anyone comes around!

Finn Progress!

I worked on Finn's portrait nearly all day!

Here's the results....

Current work!

It was a beautiful day! So I took all the paintings I'm working on outside for some photos!

I moved the eyes down and apart, fluffed him up, and shortened the legs. I raised the forehead, then the ears. It made a tremendous difference!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

BooBoo Progress again!

Something just wasn't right... so I widened the eyes, and lifted the mouth. Spent about 3 hours on this last night. Look better? It feels almost done to me! I'm working on it today- last details, and redoing another.

Friday, November 6, 2009

BooBoo Progress

Here's Mr. Boo x2 hangin' out in the park on a beautiful summer day!

Still in progress!