Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What is it? Sometimes it's just a little brown puppy!

While my main focus at this year's Chicago International will be my oil paintings, I will have animals, furniture and accessories too.

This little guy is hand carved wood then furred.

He has carved paw pads and toe nails. He went through some changes while I was making him, kinda risky after I've begun. 

But I just had an idea in my head, no picture. It's just a little brown puppy!

Friday, March 3, 2017

The most difficult painting yet

While this painting was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the insane amount of detail, it was to date, the most difficult one. As I showed in a previous post, I like to lay it out by drawing the placement of elements within the scene. These shapes and sections are usually easy to follow, but this one reminded me of doing a puzzle. Every time I would have to mix some paint or get more on the brush, I'd lose my place and by the time I found where I was going with it, I'd have to get more :)