Do you prefer detailed or undetailed, more painterly paintings? Which do you think is harder to paint? Don't know the difference? Keep reading.
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Here's my new painting of a Lynx, and as you can see it's pretty detailed.
"Lynx" 9 x 12 Oil on Linen. Reference photo cou...
Here's Jack the Australian Shepherd/Border Collie! This blog includes progress pictures, info on WHY I picked the background I did, as well as key info on photographing things like paintings!
"Jack," 8 x 10 oil-primed linen panel.
Originally I thought a rich red background colour would look great in this painting, because a)I love red and b) the reference photo that I was working from f...
Here's Kylee the Rottweiler Cross that was working on in April/May, followed by two "in-progress" pictures. It was given as a Father's day gift last weekend (thank-you!) so now it's safe to show off!
"Kylee" 8 x 10 Oils on oil-primed linen panel
I began as I often do--with a block-in of the colours which I let dry.
Then I did a bit more work:
The hardest part about painting Kylee ...
Do you want to improve your art skills? Or, if you're not an "artist" do you want to try out a cheap and fun way to help you become more creative?
Try drawing. The nice thing about drawing is it's cheap, straightforward (lead-end towards paper), and quick, so if your drawings turn out awful you haven't wasted money, instruction costs or time!
Can you guess who this is? (By the way, th...
While it’s been proven that my Bichon Frise Bucky is the best dog in the universe it seems that he’s got some competition in Fred the Golden Retriever/Yellow Lab cross.
Fred is a distinguished gentleman in his 13th year. His life, and his family’s has been full of so much “Fred-ness” that he HAD to be immortalized in a painting (Thank-you!).
(“Fred” 8 x 9 Oil on Linen Pane...