This is the pastel sketch of the day, of working Tervueren Ravin. It is a 30 x 25 cm sized portrait and took 6 hours to complete. I just love this sketch, love everything about it… from the colors, the light, to the entirety. Well, some paintings just get better than others, even though they are only sketches. I also love Ravin’s expression here, he is such a clever young boy!
Today I finally created a new gallery page with pet portrait in oil on my website with the two dogs Aiko and Zuki. You can view details by zooming in, like always. I also created an empty space in the oil gallery for a new painting which will be completed in 2012. I will add more paintings to the gallery next year too, but not several at the same time. Some current paintings will also have leave space for my new ones, so they will be deleted from my main gallery. Some website visitors also told me they would like to see an archive page with older paintings on my website, so I’m considering adding one like I used to have a few years ago. Well, let’s see what the new year brings.
Click on the image below to view the pet portrait…
This is the last portrait I completed before Christmas, I just didn’t take the time to upload the final scan to my blog before today. The client has seen and approved it though. He wanted to have a white edge around the portrait, so that is why I painted this oil portrait this way. The thought was to paint this portrait in a more painterly feel than I usually do, leaving the stokes I have painted visible. I’m very happy with the result, view the close-up picture below to see all the tiniest visible stokes on the portrait. It is hard to paint this way, but I will continue with this style when painting people.