Thursday, April 09, 2009

Tess, Finished

Oil on Board

Finally had time to finish painting Tess today. She is really a charming little lady and I enjoyed painting her very much. White on White or Black on Black are always challenging fur colors to paint. You have to just put more color in there than you think you see in order to get the textures and the shadows. I really loved the soft green background and the red pillow bed she rests on with the whites and blacks of the dog and the foreground. It made for a really nice painting and I have to thank the owners for such a good photo from which to work.

This painting was a donation I made to the Cancer Society Auction. Tess' owners were so kind to bid and win, so this painting has a lot of meaning for everyone involved! Fun for me to do...good for them, and hopefully, someone somewhere will benefit from Cancer research.

Now on to the next one...still pondering what it will be. Stay tuned...


Eileen Hale said...

Hey, nice one, Cheryl! I like Tess's ruffles. I agree with your comment that white on white or black on black is challenging, and I like the way you did this one. Something about it makes me think of silk; and I love the colors, that subtle greeny-yellow, the red pillow and the charcoal gray underneath. That green with the red and gray doesn't sound like it would work well together, but for some reason it's got a spicy kind of spark to it, a Zing. Nice!

Cheryl Pass said...

Thanks, Eileen...she is a pretty lady, isn't she? Coming from you, it is a great compliment. It was a different color combination for me, but it does work very well.

sandy said...

Oh wow, this is a beautiful painting. I'll be back to look through at what you have done in the last so many months!!

But short on time right now (as usual)...