November 3, 2014

12" x 12" pencil sketch

12″ x 12″ pencil sketch

unfinished version

unfinished version


12" x 12" oil on canvas

12″ x 12″ oil on canvas

I’ve gone ahead and placed this portrait in a sequence from top to bottom showing the development of this piece. Granted there probably should have been a more drastically less finished version for the second image, but I kind of got in “the zone” while I was painting and once I got to a stopping point I realized I should have taken a photo earlier in the process. So you get to see some of the nuanced blending, adjusting the color of the background to get a more desirable contrast and adding the whiskers (always the last or one of the last things I paint in pet portraits).

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