Thursday, May 19, 2011

No ... I Did Not Disappear Off the Edge of the Earth

A very photogenic Grace

Eyes, and some light washes of quin. burnt orange, quin. violet and indanthrone blue

More wet washes

I've started using some dry brush technique

   I was at the feed store a couple of weeks ago, stocking up on hay for His Imperial Highness, and I was attracted to a very sweet Bernese Mountain dog. I found out she "works" at the store with her owner, Danielle. I asked if I could take her outside for some photos, so all three of us went out, and Danielle helped me "pose" Grace. I've been playing with the painting for two weeks, and I think it still needs darkening of the blacks, and of course more depth of shadow. But she is a very sweet and attractive girl, and I think I am catching some of that in the portrait.
   This is not the first attempt, which is below. I'm glad I started anew, with a better angle of her face.