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? (:
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