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 is created on Italian linen canvas, extra fine grained. The initial sketch is first drawn out with graphite pencil and later with thin acrylic paint.

The background won’t be this clear when completed, however in order to create nice, sharp patterns I really need to see what I’m doing. Next, I will start blocking in the canvas with some oils. View two photos I took while painting on Sadie’s portrait today.

Dog on bed oil painting progress

Sadie’s Oil Painting Initial Sketching Stage

Dog on bed oil painting progress

Sadie’s Oil Painting Initial Sketching Stage