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Oil Portrait of Tervueren Xena

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Today I also scanned the oil portrait of Xena. The painting is not dry yet, but still enough to be placed on a scanner. I will now leave the oil portrait to dry over the weekend and hopefully it will be dry enough to oil-out on monday. Well, if not… I will just wait for a couple of more days. Xena is a lovely Tervueren and if you ask me which kind of dog is hardest paint or draw, it sure is the Tervueren. If you paint one little thing wrong, then everything looks out of place and the right expression is gone. Well, I got it just right this time.

Oil Portrait of Tervueren Xena

Final scan of Noel in Oils

Friday, October 10th, 2014

So after a few tweaks to Noel’s Portrait (requested by the client), it’s now finally scanned. This has been a true challenge because of the quality of the reference photos I had to work from, but I had some great help on the way. The client has been very helpful and described Noel very well by phone and through emails. Now Noel will dry some more before I will be able to oil-out the painting and then leave it do dry some more again.

Dog Oil Portrait in Progress

Almost Completed Oil Portrait of Xena

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

This is a photo of the Oil portrait when I’m almost finished with the painting of Xena, just a few more tweaks are needed here. Once completed, I will leave it to dry for some time and then scan the painting. The new style oils are painted without any drying times. I think it’s nice when I paint the highlights and the brush picks up just enough paint underneath to make it all look like it belongs there, it looks so natural. But it is very important to paint the base correctly, otherwise the painting can end up looking like a mess.

Dog Oil Portrait in Progress

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