Sometimes you do it for yourself
For months, my son has been asking why I haven't done a painting of our own dog in such a long time, many years in fact. A client asked me to do a painting on wood panel, which I have not ever attempted before, so that seemed like a great reason to experiment with a small size, and do a painted portrait of our own dog that my son can have. Her name is Rosie, and she is the kindest, most respectful, fun-loving pup. She's approximately 11 years old now, and she is my son's best buddy!
I am happy with the result. Learning the way paint moves on the wood surface, how certain paints dry transparent and some opaque, and other characteristics of the material to make the wood grain work has been interesting. I think I will enjoy working more with this!
Suggestions, thoughts and contemplations on pet portraits and more.