Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Eyeliner, Terrier Puppy Portrait

"Eyeliner (Terrier Study)," 6" square, terrier portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, $249. Inquiries may come to me via email.

I prefer to work with the same dozen tubes of paint, but every so often I will reach a plateau and realize that my paints are holding me back. That I need to do something to mix it up and take me to the next level. I'm at that point right now, and am trying to choose a new red, yellow and blue to play with.
The underpainting in this one is a vibrant red I have been flirting with lately - Quinacridone Red Light (Golden Brand), to be exact. Until this painting, I had been using the Quin Red Light in tiny amounts, to help model or shape the farthest edges of a form as they rolled into shadow. In larger amounts, it really heats things up, yet it's a cooler red than my usual cadmiums.
It's a strongly saturated color (which I love!), but also transparent. I am looking forward to getting to know it better.
Now off to find a suitable yellow and blue.
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