Puppy Painting Part 2

The composition was changed using the landscape view.  There is more of the boat in this composition.  I put pastel on the boat around the puppy. Now I can pull the fur out into/over the background.  Be sure not to leave a “halo” around the animal. The puppy pastel...

Painting a puppy

Another Animal portrait I’m working on a puppy painting – commission. First I started with the drawing and very little detail.  Sometimes a photo will be somewhat washed out due to being taken during the middle of the day and not give you much as far as shadows so you...

Painting Hay Bales

Painting a Hay bale                Recently. I painted a hay bale as a class demo so decided to use in the blog.  I used a reclaimed piece of Uart paper (reclaimed:  the former painting did not come out like I wanted so I brushed off the loose pastel and then gently...

Painting Animals – part 3

I am going to continue adding the fur on the ears and neck.  The base color is down and now I need to add the curls or give the appearance of curls.  With curls, you only want to add enough to show that the fur curls or has a wave to it.  Do not paint in every curl!! ...

Painting Animals – Part 2

  When the alcohol has dried, then you’re ready to work with the soft pastels.  I like to get the background in first and then I can tweak it later if necessary.  I’ve decided on a very loose background and the head for the dog with bird in mouth. I begin on the eyes...