This is the second of the "painting in
progress" photos which I took with my Ipad, so I apologize if the
quality is poor. I made a tonal charcoal sketch first, which I find
really helps me with the painting, as the shadow patterns in the face
have all been worked out beforehand. t was drawn on sugar paper, the
kind they have in school, fine for rough sketches, but not ideal as it
is quite unforgiving and doesn't like too many adjustments. Note to self - next time, make life easier and use the proper paper!
I have two "painting in progress" photos to
show you. This first one is a commission of Poppy, a lovely elderly
golden lab, enjoying the sun in her garden. As the client wanted the
painting to show Poppy, as she often is, relaxing at home,
I have unusually for me, included a background, fading it out slightly
at the edges. Don't want to take the limelight away from Poppy! I will be posting another picture of this painting soon.