Monday, November 7, 2011

A Quickie

Reference photo taken yesterday by the pond

Wild iris seed pods   9 x 6.5 in.
Fast for me ... start to finish in one day

First There was Lulu ...

     Lulu was my first commission. She was a lovely, and well-loved, Weimaraner. The photos I had for reference were miniscule - really. They were the size of photo booth pictures. And I had no computer at that time. The result was that I ended up painting her fourteen times!!! So A few more rounds with Maddy is nothing by comparison.

This is how she stands now, perhaps a bit darker and warmer.

Another sketch, same head. I have another photo of her with her neck extended, but the eye expression is not as pleasing.

So here I go for round #2!