(8x10in on stretched canvas)
The weight of my list of commissions was piling up on me and causing me to not enjoy painting for fun…so I had to check a couple off this week.
This is a family friend and her dog who recently passed away. I don’t agree to many commissions these days but when someone asks for a memory to be captured forever I usually cave. Anyways, this one was a joy to paint – phew! I tried to stay loose and chunky, and luckily with this figure I didn’t have to fuss too much. Sometimes with faces and skin tones I end up playing and layering too much, but this gal had great shapes and yummy colors. I simplified the background, as usual, but they were sitting on this warm hard wood floor that I was afraid to change too much. So I keep similar coloring, even though the dog was very close in color, but I lightened up the dog a bit so she wouldn’t disappear into the floor.