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oil portrait blocking in stage mazie

Oil Portrait of Mazie – Blocking in Stage

Today I continued to work on Maize’s oil portrait. I had so much fun painting her and so I totally forgot to photograph a stage in between! I…

dog portrait oil progress mazie

Dog Portrait in Oil – Sketching Stage of Mazie

Today I started up the last dog portrait I have to complete before my vacation. Mazie will be painted in traditional oils and like always, I use a…

Framed pet portrait labrador klas

Framed Pet Portrait of Labrador Klas

Today I framed the completed pet portrait of Labrador Klas. Klas is drawn in pastel, size 40x40cm. Since my local framer took some time off and went on…

pet portrait labrador Klas pastel

Pet Portrait of Labrador Klas in Pastel

Today I completed the next pet portrait in line! This is the Labrador named Klas in pastel, drawn in size 40x40cm. Me and the client decided to use…

Labrador portrait work in progress

Next Stage of Labrador Klas in Pastel

I continued to work on Klas the black labrador, throughout the day. He is almost completed at this moment, however the photos below were taken several hours before….

Labrador pastel portrait progress klas

Labrador Pastel Portrait of Klas Initial Sketch

Yesterday I started up a new portrait and this is the initial sketch. Klas is black labrador and will be drawn in size 40x40cm on grey Canson Mi…

Dog portrait in pastel Zorba

Dog Portrait in Pastel of Zorba – Final Scan

Yesterday I completed a new dog portrait in pastel! Zorba is drawn on white Canson Mi Tientes Touch paper in size 55x45cm. We decided to add a little…

Zorba's portrait almost done

Zorba’s Pastel Portrait Almost Done

Just a quick update! Zorba’s pastel portrait is almost done, I quickly took some photos of the drawing while drawing at my easel today. Tomorrow I will scan…

Framed dog portrait Viruta

Framed Dog Portrait Viruta

Ornate Frame Today I finally went to collect the framed dog portrait of Viruta. She is painted in traditional oils on Italian extra fine grained linen canvas. The…

Zorba in pastel next progress stage

Dog Zorba in Pastel Next Stage

This is next stage of dog Zorba in pastel. The  portrait already looks quite impressive because of it’s size, even though I have allot of work left on…

Zorba dog pastel portrait sketching stage

Sketching Stage of Zorba in Pastel

For my last birthday I received a lovely gift from my sister Marina; a trip to London. My sister, mother and I went for four days together and…

Dog Portrait in Oils Viruta

Dog Portrait in Oils – Final Scan of Viruta

The Scan of Viruta’s Oil Painting Yesterday I completed the oil portrait of Viruta and today I scanned the final result. Viruta is a lovely little dog painted…

Dog portrait in progress Viruta

First Detail Stage of Viruta in Oils

At this stage I started to add some more detail to the oil painting of Viruta. I still have allot of work left to do, however now it’s…

Virtua's oil portrait in progress

Dog Painting In Progress of Viruta: Stage 3

This is the third progress post and second blocking in stage of Viruta. I’ve continued to add more color and blocking in the oil painting, by each stage…

Virtua's oil portrait in progress

Dog Painting In Progress of Viruta: Stage 2

This is the second progress, blocking in stage of Viruta. After I filled the entire canvas with a thin layer of premixed orange oil paint I started to…