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Katja’s Art Studio Blog – Art Diary

This is the place where you can view the interesting progress of all commissioned pet and family portraits. If you commissioned a portrait or if you just love to follow my work you will be able to view all photos I post by each step here. This section was created for my clients who love to be a part of the painting progress and watch how the portrait is developing. Don’t forget to participate by leaving a comment, no matter who you are!

Next Two Stages of American Staffordshire Terrier in Oils

I painted two more stages of the American Staffordshire Terrier in oils. Today I will let the painting rest, however I will complete this portrait tomorrow. The final scan will be online to view in a couple of days. In between I will create one conté pastel commission before I continue with Kenzies new oil portrait. It has been a while since I painted with oils, it shows because I’m not as efficient as I used to be. I will create three more small oil painting like this before I will know how long it takes to create a small oil painting like this.

Next Stages of American staffordshire terrier in Oils

Next Stages of American staffordshire terrier in Oils

Initial Stage of American Staffordshire Terrier in Oils

Yesterday I started on the first oil painting for our new project. The portraits will all be painted in very small sizes and this painting is in size 22,5 x 22,5 cm to make things faster. People have been very generous, sending photos of their lovely pure bred dogs for me to paint. The reason why we chose pure bred dogs is simply because mixed breeds look very different and these paintings will be printed on products. I paint new ones because I would never use commissioned portraits to print on products for others to buy, I greatly appreciate all my clients. This is American staffordshire terrier “Gretchen”, initial stage with Acrylics. I will continue with the painting process today, keep coming back for more updates. I also have a long waiting list with commissioned portraits, please bare with me as I will do my best to complete them all as soon as I can.

Initial Stage of American Staffordshire Terrier in Oils