Seeing as my exhibition is under way, I can now settle down to some commission work.
I wanted to share with you a few photographs of the stages a painting goes through.
This is the ugly stage, where I start to lay in the base colours. It is this stage that gets me thinking 'Shall I continue or start again?'
This is the next stage. After studying the reference photo and building up the layers. Looking closely at what colours I can see in the fur, ensuring that I have put the darkest darks and the lightest lights in the right places.
This is beginning to make more sense of the composition. I still am building those layers and adding lots of detail for a realistic look.
Adding more colour to the white dog, it is really beginning to come together.
This is as far as I got but I think it is coming together nicely. Just one more dog to do.
I hope to complete it today and I will upload the finished portrait in my next blog.
So until next time.... have a good day 😊