Thursday, October 21, 2010

Two Labradors Commission Drawing WIP

I have been working on these two Labradors for a while.  I have done several value studies making sure I understand the shadows and expressions of the pooches, especially the black one. He is so dark I wanted to get his expression right.

Time to get the patrons approval.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

WIP Troublesome Pebble & Viewpoint

 An update on the little girl in the bright floral dress. I have began laying in the greenery and flowers. I am liking the painterly (or impressionistic) flow of the painting so far.

I have been working on her off and on since my last post about her on September 15th. Today I spent 4 hours working on her in between laundry and other chores. My studio is in my basement next to my laundry area. So when I am captive in this area, on the weekend, I usually get a lot of painting/drawing/business done.

As you can see, I finished the day with the dark area in place. My goal was to not put the darks in until last. Obviously, I did not wait until completely last to put them in. I felt that I needed to get that huge dark area in so that I could get the proper shadowing on the bottom of the painting. The darks on the bottom are not as dark as the huge area, but close.

I was commissioned to paint two Labradors, yellow and black. I will have to put my little girl on hold until I get the pooch's done.

Now about Viewpoint....I received my letter of rejection today on the two paintings I had entered. Which were the same two paintings that are presently in the Middletown Art Center Show.(

The letter stated that 342 paintings were entered and 70 were accepted. With those numbers,the odds were against many of us that applied. I am sure it made it tough for Nita Leland who was the judge for this national show. However, this is awesome news for the Cincinnati Art Club, because everyone wants to get into their show!

This rejection will not keep me from trying to enter Viewpoint next year.

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