Thursday, June 22, 2017

Most Beloved Maine Coon

The Maine Coon is a native New Englander, a popular mouser & farm cat & most likely, a ship's cat. But THIS Maine Coon named "Gandalf the Grey" is, simply put, Most Beloved.

"Gandalf the Grey", 8x10" custom oil painting

reference photo for Gandalf's painting

some details of the painting with "Lord of The Rings" font design
on the easel, showing finished painting & helpful reference photos

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bernese Beauts, a painting progression

In keeping with my desire to share the painting progression of my larger custom paintings, heeeeeere's Juno & Midas, the two handsome & healthy Bernese Mountain Dogs.  
(The first sketch is at the bottom and the progression moves upwards.) Enjoy!

Juno & Midas, 24x30" finished oil painting
the last lay-in of paints before settling in to some serious painting
getting the whole canvas covered with paint
adding the first lay-in of oil paint
the line drawing ready to project & re-draw onto the canvas