Leo the Pug Painting

I guess I’m finding my stride. I’m starting to develop a looser painting style, limiting my brush choices and loving these little dog paintings. So I painted my Bro-in-law’s pug Leo. May he rest in peace.

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I found it was really difficult painting a dog you actually played with and remember petting when he was with us. I teared up a little at the memories. Leo was a good dog. Til the very end.

We miss you little man.

Duke and Shelby: Great Dane Painting 2 of 2

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Shelby and Duke Final!

Both paintings are complete! I have finished both Shelby and Duke and now I need them to dry and varnish. So happy with how they turned out. Enjoy!

The finals!

The finals!

Final Shelby The Great Dane!

Final Shelby The Great Dane!

It was a lot of fun to do puppy portraits. Again, something that I’ve never tried before! Who knew!

Duke and Shelby: Great Dane Painting 1 of 2

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A new painting! My reference photo was pretty tiny but I made it work!!

Hi everyone! I have a new painting to show you. I was commissioned to paint two Great Danes, Duke and Shelby. Sadly one of them passed away, and my client thought these paintings would be a wonderful gift to the owners to remember their wonderful Dane. So here is the progress on the first painting:

Now let it be known that this was my FIRST dog portrait, I’ve painted muskies and bass and even a pheasant, but I’ve never painted a dog! So overall, I think it went pretty well. Fur is very fun to paint and the eyes are so expressive on a dog. It gives it life and soul. Onto the NEXT!

The Great Dane!

The Great Dane!

And one more! Enjoy!

Duke turned out really good. I'm very happy with the loose brush style. Lots of grays and greens and browns in there making it so he's not just a black blob of fur.

Duke turned out really good. I’m very happy with the loose brush style. Lots of grays and greens and browns in there making it so he’s not just a black blob of fur.

Astronomical Clock Painting Update

Hello everyone! Hope everyone’s summer was spectacular! Now that school is back in session, I can get back to my blog and all the updates. First things first, some photos of the Prague painting. I’m ALMOST done! I have a few more details to flesh out but we are close. CLOSE! Enjoy.

SO CLOSE!

SO CLOSE! Maybe a couple more days of work left.

Closeup of the details

Closeup of the details. I had to pre-sign it for copyright purposes. Apparently people like to steal on the internets.

So happy it's almost done! It's been 7 months of work!

So happy it’s almost done! It’s been 7 months of work!