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Initial Sketch of Cat Mindy in Oils

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

As I usually do, I took a little break from the current painting I’m working on and sketched up the next painting in line, the portrait of lovely cat “Mindy” in oils on linen canvas. This is a small painting, but never less important. The initial sketch is painted with acrylics. Tomorrow I will continue with the portrait of Georgie and keep on working on that beautiful dog until it is completed.

Initial Stage of Cat Mindy in oil on linen canvas

German Shepherd Portrait – Third Stage

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

This is the third stage of German shepherd Georgie in oils. I blocked in the dog with large brushes and then started to paint in some details. There is still allot of work left, but today I will complete the background and then continue to work my way in from edges to the centre. The eyes and nose will be more detailed than rest of the subject which creates a nice effect, taking viewers interest to the most important part of the painting.

Initial Stage of German Shepherd in oil on linen canvas

First Background Stage of Dog Portrait

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Yesterday I painted first stage of the background and today I premixed all colors to be used for the entire painting. I like to do that work the day before, as I want to use all my working hours in a day just for painting. The paint on my canvas must stay wet throughout the entire process as that allowed me to create color harmony with matching highlights. Layer paintings just doesn’t do it for me anymore, they look to stiff and boring and I like to paint with emotion.

Initial Stage of German Shepherd in oil on linen canvas

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