In 2014 I painted American Cocker Spaniel Kenzie in Oils and we also had the painting framed with my local framer. Unfortunately the painting along with the frame accidentally got destroyed not along ago, also Kenzie sadly died. The client contacted me to paint Kenzie once again and this is the initial stage. The painting can’t look exactly same same as the first oil portrait was painted in Alla Prima, I will however create another great oil portrait. Now I use Acrylics for for my initial sketches. Before I continue with Kenzie, I will complete a small oil painting of American staffordshire terrier Gretchen for our new project. Keep coming back for updates on Kenzie though.
A few days ago I got several photos from a client here in Sweden of cat “Fluffan” checking out her portrait. She took the cat portrait to her local framer and choose a moulding looking as close to the framing “Coldly” as possible. I think the outcome is lovely! Some photos were also taken “in situ”. I get really happy when clients send me photos like these, wish all my clients would do that.
Yesterday I completed this portrait, a drawing of Jesse in conté pastel. We decided to use a creme-yellow base to create a warm overall entirety. Like always I used Canson Mi Tientes Touch paper, a paper which I really love for my conté pastel drawings. It is very hard to scan portraits drawn on creme-yellow paper though, as the scanner finds too much Magenta in the blacks. Unfortunately because I have to edit the scan way to much in Photoshop some detail and lightest hues are lost. Also, the blacks are a bit cooler on the original. One day I will buy myself a better scanner, let’s just see how long that will take :).