"Sadie," 6" x 8", commissioned beagle portrait, acrylic on board, private collection (THANK YOU!). Inquiries may come to firstname.lastname@example.org .
My favorite part of this painting is Sadie's ears. They are loose and goey paint , simple layers of color, and perfectly frame her doe-like eyes. If I had painted the ears crisp and detailed, then Sadie's eyes would not lock you in like this. Notice how the collar and her mask, the only other harder edges in the whole painting, complete that frame around her face.
If you are interested in booking your own Dog-a-Day portrait, I have a limited number of holiday 2009 spots remaining. I know it's crazy to be thinking about next year before this one's even come up, but that's the way it is these days. Send an email to me - email@example.com - and I'll get you pencilled in.
Thanks, as always, for your time in looking at, and sharing, these paintings with your friends and family.
I'll be back Wednesday - tomorrow I am chaperoning a zoo field trip with my daughter's 2nd grade class.
PS If you want one of the Dog-a-Day books, "Painting a Dog a Day - the First Year," for a holiday gift I must have your order by November 1st (that's this Saturday). Softcovers are $39.95 and hardcovers are $54.95. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .