Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Oscar, Bella, and Odie WIP
Oil on Canvas Panel
After I posted this morning I spent the rest of the morning and two hours this afternoon working to get this more finished. I leaned the frame up there just so I could get an idea of how that will look in the end. Frames make such a huge difference. The khaki background was not as hard to mix as I thought it would be.
I have to say...I've been painstakingly slow with this painting. I've not painted three dogs in one painting before, plus the format is different from anything I've done before. I've been very tentative on the whole thing. I still will tweak the edges of the dogs and add some more red to the one on the right. But..I am glad to be nearing the finish. I think it is turning out just as ordered, which is a relief.
An aside to this whole thing is that the person who commissioned this piece is a dear friend from my childhood who grew up with me all through school. We had not been in touch for years and years, so we are catching up on a whole lifetime of experiences. She became a culinary arts teacher for her career, another creative creature from our beautiful home town. She is a very sweet person and commissioned this to give to her daughter for Christmas. The pressure was on to make this over-the-top wonderful for my friend and her family. I wish I could see the daughter's face when she opens this up on Christmas morning!
I'll post this one more time when it is dry enough to put into the frame and I have finished tweaking this and that..plus signing it. Now I am thinking of what the next painting will be...stay tuned!!