Saturday, November 6, 2010
Kelly - New Commission WIP
This is pastel on velour with a mixture of various brands of semi-hard pastel sticks, soft pastel and pastel pencils. I'm just in the blocking in stage right now so it looks very weird, I know.
The reference photos were from hard copies which weren't the best in the world but I got the opportunity to talk to the customer at length about Kelly's coloring so I hope to be able to portray her accurately. She looks to have been a beautiful dog with many features of a Golden Retriever. That helps a lot since I've painted several Goldens.
I can see that she looks a little scrunched down here when in reality she has a very alert, proud bearing in the reference photos. I'll address that as I proceed.
I'll also be posting a couple of Coton de Tulears that I'm working on. I've started on it also but am not at the stage where you could make much sense of a photo of them!
So, don't be alarmed if you don't see much of me here - I'm busy working in the studio but I'll try to post more wips as I paint!