On The Easel

Art Diary, Articles & Life With Dogs

Sadie’s Oil Painting Initial Stage

Sketching Stage I just started up a new oil painting! This is a cute little dog on her bed, her name is Sadie. Canvas size is 14″x10″ and the painting […]

Yorkshire Terrier Portrait in Progress

Ferguson’s Progress I have done two more stages of Yorkshire terrier Ferguson. Unfortunately I forgot to photograph one stage in between, I just picked up my brushes and started to […]

Pastel Portrait of German Shepherd In Progress

Izzy’s Portrait I have been working on the latest portrait commission which will serve as a Christmas Gift. I photographed while drawing and downloaded all the pictures from my camera […]

Initial Sketch of Laddie in Oil

Today I started up a new oil portrait and this is the initial sketch. The portrait is of Flat coated retriever “Laddie”. She will be painted in a simple winter […]

Dog in Oils – Blocking In Stage of Oliver

Yesterday I continued to work in Oliver’s oil portrait. I blocked in the entire canvas with paint. At first I toned the entire canvas with a thin premixed yellow color. […]

Dog Portrait of Faxe in Progress

1st and 2nd Stage Yesterday I started up a new portrait! This pastel drawing is of dog Faxe in size 22x22cm, drawn on white Canson Mi Tintes Touch paper. I […]

Cat TigerLily In Oil – Next Stages

I have been working on TigerLily’s portrait for a few more days and took some more photos while painting her. View next two stages below! As I’m writing this, the […]

Blocking In Stage of Cat TigerLily

This is the blocking in stage of cat TigerLily in oils. The photos are a bit blurry unfortunately, however we have a rainy day and it’s very dark in the […]