Been working steadily on this pet portrait commission. The client sent me over a dozen photos of the 2 Pekingese, and I've been trying to create a piece that shows both dogs' personalities. I've been playing with the background a bit...not sure this is the one I'll keep. Mostly I worked on Lucky's eyes (the black dog). Buddy's eyes are blocked in but still need quite a bit of detail. I like to get the eyes done first; everything else falls into place more easily after that. I love painting portraits, animal or human, and working with the client to create a piece of art that captures the "essence" of someone very special to them.
I do have to work on some other pieces, though--getting ready for the Celtic Fest in September, in Eminence, Kentucky. There, I'll be showing not only my Irish-themed paintings, but some Celtic themed jewelry as well. For more info, check out their website!
Meanwhile, back to the easel!