I decided last week that I needed to create a dog portrait to keep on hand to use as a sample at my art shows. So far, all the great ones are commissioned pieces that have already found new homes to go to. Hmmm... who would I choose?
If you have been watching my recent posts, you have already met my little buddy "Boxer 1" through a pen & ink that I drew. This little guy has so much personality in his face, and great coloring as well. Would he be the one to inspire me? Yep! "Buddy" is the one! (Am I the only one out there who talks to their paintings and gives them names? If so, we may have to find me some medication. )
Anyway, I started him yesterday evening and worked on him late into the night. After a wonderful breakfast of homemade waffles made by my loving husband (Thank you, Darling!) I got back to work.
Here is the close up of the painting so far.... Hopefully I will be able to finish it this afternoon.