it is time to attempt another dog portrait with coloured pencils. I know, I know.. my hand may throw another spanner in the works but since I can alternate between drawing and painting with oils, I may still be able to pull this off?
Let's hope so!
It took me a while to understand why others put WIP next to their posted paintings. And here I am.. posting my own "Work in Progress" pictures, all 3 are oil paintings on canvas board.
Many moons ago, I got really passionate about realistically rendered dog portraits. I bought a variety of best quality coloured pencils: Prismacolour, Polychromo, Pablo and Luminance... and matching high quality papers from Fabriano or Moulin du Roi.
I was all geared up to spend many hour
Hmmmm a philosophical pondering here...
I have been working on this painting of our local canal and as it is in oils, I have to wait for the painting to dry for a week or so each time before I can get on to the next layer or batch of leaves. Each time I think, yes.. a bit darker here and a few leaves there and I will finally be done with it but then I spot another section which could do with a few more leaves.. or a tad of colour or more detail. Fast forward a couple of we
or words along those lines!
I have a wonderful husband who knows that when I get my paints and brushes out, I will be "incommunicado" for a couple of hours and he happily retreats to the hills with our two lovely lurchers while I slather about on the canvas.
We have the fortune of living in a walking paradise so that is not a chore for him (just in case...) and he enjoys bringing home heaps of pictures for me to awe over. Sometimes some of the pictures gives me that insta