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  • On The Easel
  • Medium: Oils
  • Size: 14″x12″
  • Subject: Ronnie
pet portraits in progress
My Art Diary the place where you can view the interesting progress of all commissioned pet and family portraits. If you commissioned a portrait or if you just love to follow my work you will be able to view all photos I post by each step here.

This section was created for my clients who love to be a part of the painting progress and watch how the portrait is developing. Don’t forget to participate by leaving a comment, no matter who you are!

Final Scan of Cocker Spaniel in Traditional Oils & Labrador in Colorful Oils

Cocker Spaniel Oil Painting

The Oil painting of Cocker Spaniel Roonie is finally completed and scanned for you all to view. It is already approved, packed and ready to leave my Studio to UK along with the other oil painting I created for the same client.

Final Scan of Cocker Spaniel Oil Painting

Colorful Labrador Dog Portrait in Oils

This is a new colorful oil painting just off my easel of yellow Labrador “Aston”. The size is 15 x 20cm with a simple scenic background. I will complete one more colorful oil painting before I go on my vacation, but it will not be uploaded to my blog before I come back. The client will however be able to see a photo of me painting it before I leave.

Colorful Labrador Dog Portrait in Oils

Progress Photos, New Colorful Oil Paintings & Framed Drawing

Cocker Spaniel Oil Painting in Progress

Since I have some many pictures to blog at the same time I decided to create one post for them all. First you see both second and third stage of Cocker Spaniel Ronnie in oils. The third stage is what I call “the dark stage”. I paint everything quite dark in order to work from dark to light next. I have much work left on this painting and hopefully I will be able to continue with it tomorrow.

Progress of Cocker Spaniel painting in Oils

Progress of Cocker Spaniel painting in Oils

Colorful Dog Portraits in Oils

I have created two new colorful pop art dog portraits in oils and they are both small, size 15 x 20cm. The first oil painting is of Staffordshire Bull Terrier “Soja” and the second one is of Leonberger puppy “Estrella”.

Pop Art Dog Staffordshire bull terrier

Pop Art Dog Leonberger puppy

Framed Pencil Drawing

Below you see the framed pencil drawing of horse and “cowboy” I created weeks ago. I went to collect the drawing yesterday and took some photos to blog and show them to my client. The aim was to make it simple and both me and the framer like the outcome so let’s hope the client will like it too. We didn’t want a black moulding as that took away to much from the main focus, which is the drawing of course. That was all for today :).

Framed pencil drawing

Framed pencil drawing

Framed pencil drawing

Initial Stage of Cocker Spaniel in Oils

This is the initial stage of Cocker Spaniel Ronnie in traditional oils which I will complete next week. I have painted the sketch with acrylics with allot of water, much like watercolors. Naturally it dries very fast and the painting is ready for the next stage, blocking in all large areas with oils. This cocker spaniel painting will be a challenge since the main photograph is blurry and I can’t see the eyes there, I therefor look at two reference photographs to get it all right.

This is the last painting I will complete and send before my vacation. In between the conté pastel portrait of the two white cats (which is already delivered to USA) and this painting, I have also completed two small colorful oil paintings which I will post in my blog next week. The horse and “cowboy” pencil drawing is at the framers right now and I will drive over to collect it before they close down for their vacation next week. The client wanted me to wait and that is why the pencil drawing had to wait here in my Studio.

Initial Stage of Cocker Spaniel in Oils