My favourite commission of the year, GREETING AT THE DOCK with Stella and Stanley.
This was a large commission for a pet portrait, so took longer than usual. I had to redesign Stella, the little black dog because she is very active and no one photo could capture her look. The last photo is not the finished version as in the rush to varnish and dry I forgot to take a final photo. I hope to take one in the future.
|PHOTO SESSION - Stella and Stanley|
|PHOTO SESSION STELLA|
|PHOTO SESSION STANLEY|
|PHASE I - Underpainting - 24th Nov|
|PHASE II Working from photo on laptop - 25th Nov|
|PHASE III - Placing lights and darks - 25th Nov|
|PHASE IV - Working on Background - 25th Nov|
|PHASE V - Adding dock - 25th Nov|
|PHASE VI - Painting Stanley - 29 Nov|
|PHASE VII - Shadow - 1 Dec|
|PHASE VIII - Stella appears - 5 Dec|
|PHASE IX - Stella's face - 8 Dec|
|PHASE X - Stella Face and that tricky back leg - 12 Dec|
|PHASE XI - Finally a good position for that leg - 17 Dec|
|PHASE XII - Redesigning the dock - 18 Dec|
|PHASE XIII - Adding distant point and lighter foliage - 19 Dec|
|PHASE XIV - Nearly done - 22 Dec|
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