Having done an impromtu leaflet drop at a local Dog grooming and supplies shop I was approached to do a commission of a lovely Spaniel called Ziva. The client sent me some cracking photographs, which always makes my life so much easier.
I completed the first commission and was kindly invited back to see the final framing
which look great.
I really like another of the photographs they sent me which lent itself to a different layout. I'd just ordered some new boards in different sizes and decided to try one out using a more sketchy part painted part drawn style. I also tried to stick with larger brushes to start to keep it loose and not too detailed.
This is the initial paint sketch planning out the shapes and darkest areas.
When I delivered the initial commission I showed this work in progress and the client liked it enough to request the finished piece as an additional commission.
Here is the finished painting.
It's currently winging it's way to the framers so I will look forward to seeing how it turns out.
Well after a long time away from the blog, and before I head off for a Summer of sandcastles and ice cream with my family. I thought I'd touch base on a few commissions I have been working on lately.
The delightful Rosie was my first border terrier with some lovely colours in her fur. It took a while to get the photograph with her ears up but really captured her character so I great pose from her in the end.