This is a beautiful picture of Edgar. I wanted to create a tropical lush feel in the final painting while making Edgar the focal point. By cropping in tighter, I was able to get more detail in Edgar's eyes and fur. By using a wet in wet technique for the background, the effect is soft and out of focus like a photo taken with a small aperture. It was important to retain the whites with masking fluid unfortunately, my application nib was clogged so I resorted to my eyeliner brush, which worked out even better. What do you think? Would love to hear your thoughts or questions.
Meet Rex from N'awlins. This stunning boy has two different colored eyes. This will be a double portrait with the picture of Rex peeking over the couch (which I LOVE) and Rex on the chair. My client likes the picture with beads but, unfortunately, his eyes are closed. My challenge... is to paint the beads on the picture of Rex sitting in the chair.
These drawings represent what the paintings will look like.
The finished paintings.
The matted framed paintings.
I enjoy painting unique and lively paintings, inspired from photos sent by the people who treasure them.