Sweet little Valentine here passed away earlier this year and was much beloved by her owner. 14 x 18″ in oils on stretched canvas.original image:
Wally here is on a 16 x 20″ canvas, done in oils. This sweet little blue heeler went to a client here in Dayton, Ohio.
Commission for a local customer in Xenia, Ohio. Zoe passed away earlier in 2014, aged 15 years and loved to pieces by her owner. Oil on canvas 11 x 14″
A painting I did back in October for a client up in Anchorage. “Lacy Pants”14 x 18” oil on canvas
So I’m going to try my hand at acrylics. Here’s my drawing idea, done with pen and some smudgy stuff I tried to fix since the antlers were way off:
Then I got out my Wacom tablet, scanned it and made some adjustments. I was pretty skeptical of digital painting, but I think I’m hooked now. This is a rough knock-together layout…
I love that I can test out different compositions, tones and layouts so easily! And fixing the moose’s antlers was a breeze… I think I’ll finish him up digitally tonight and then try my hand at painting it. I learned to paint happy little creatures from my mother, Chris Haughey (check out her awesome blog here ») and want to try my hand at it. 🙂
This was my option #2 for the painting students to choose. Again a four hour painting that I believe can be taught in 6 hours (I hope). Giraffes are certainly not the most beautiful of creatures, but I had a lot of fun painting this guy…