Thursday, December 10, 2009
This is a piece that I've just finished up (well, I may fiddle with it a bit more . ..) for a friend. WAY back in May (or April??) I offered up a digital caricature or portrait as an auction piece for my son's pre-school fund raiser. One of our friends won the bid and said she'd let me know. I figured a caricature of her husband or portrait of her kids was in order. BUT, she surprised me by asking for a portrait of her sister's dogs! I was very nervous as I haven't ever really painted dogs but a deal's a deal. I'm quite pleased with the result and went for an oil painting look with warm tones, trying to keep it loose like an actual oil painting. I think it came out pretty well. It will be printed at 11x17 just in time for a Christmas present. I hope she likes it!
By the way, these dogs are all world class agility competition dogs and have won numerous awards, and now they've been painted :)
EDIT: I presented the print to my friend yesterday and she freaked. Loved it! What a feeling that is, I could get used to that. She immediately commissioned me for another.