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Yorkshire Terrier Oil Portrait – Ferguson’s Blocking in Stage

Blocking Stage Today I continued on Yorkshire Terrier Ferguson’s oil portrait and blocked in the entire canvas. Tomorrow I will continue and start to paint the entire base with…

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Oil Portrait of Yorkshire Terrier Ferguson – Initial Stage

Ferguson Today I started up a new oil portrait! This is a little cute dog named Ferguson, a Yorkshire terrier who sadly passed recently. He will be painted…

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Pastel Drawing of German Shepherd Izzy – Final Scan

Izzy’s Portrait This is the final scan of German Shepherd Izzy, a pastel drawing created on creme-yellow Canson Mi Tientes Touch paper. The size is 20″x16″, one of…

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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…

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German Shepherd in Pastel – Initial Sketch of Izzy

Just started up a new portrait which will be completed sometime this week. This is the Initial sketch of lovely German shepherd Izzy. She will be drawn with…

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Oil Portrait of Flat Coated Retriever Laddie

Yesterday I finally completed the oil portrait of Flat Coated Retriever Laddie. I scanned the painting in two parts and puzzled the pieces together into one digital picture…

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Dog Portrait in Progress – Laddie in Oils

Work In Progress Stage 4 I painted yet another stage of dog Laddie in oils, a lovely Flat Coated Retriever. This time I started to add some detail…

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Laddie in Oil – Next Work in Progress Stages

I’ve continued to work on Laddies portrait in oil, view the work in progress stages below. This stage is what I call the “blocking in stage”, however I…

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Framed Dog Portrait in Oil of Oliver

Today I went to collect the framed oil portrait of Oliver. I brought the painting to the framer yesterday and they actually framed it the same day! I’m…

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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…

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Dog Portrait in Oil of Oliver

Final Scan Now I’ve finally completed the oil portrait of Oliver. It took a few more working days than predicted, however I need to be completely happy with…

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Dog Portrait in Progress – “Dark Layer” of Oliver

Stage Three This is the dog portrait I’m currently working on, of Oliver. I painted yet another layer, this time the darkest layer in the painting process. It’s…

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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…

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Oil Portrait of Dog Oliver – Initial Stage

Today I started up a new oil painting! This is the initial stage of Oliver, first drawn with a pencil and then painted with brownish (raw umber) acrylics….

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Dog Portrait of Faxe in Pastel

Yesterday I completed the little pastel portrait of Faxe. I scanned and edited the digital image to make it look as close to the original as possible. This…