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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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Nano (Great Dane Study)

"Nano (Great Dane Study)," 8" x 10", Great Dane dog portrait in acrylic on canvasboard, $449. Inquiries may come to me.

Can you see the pockets of saturated crimson peeking out from behind everything? I toned (meaning painted the entirety of) the board with a mixture of alizarine crimson and quinacridone scarlet, allowing that to dry before sketching my composition overtop.

I chose the red-orange underpainting because I wanted to dog to have a blueish tone to him, coupled with the green background, and the particular shades of red, blue and green that I chose are compliments (meaning they sit opposite each other on the color wheel). Compliments, when placed together, make each other vibrate or shimmer.

Tomorrow's Dog-a-Day painting will be my entry for the August Virtual pARTy, using a photo taken at Saratoga Race Track by fellow artist Linda Shantz. If you wish to participate in the pARTy, you have until Saturday of this week to complete your entry (additional details are available here). Spectators are welcome, too - this is a great opportunity to look at the reference materials artists' use, and see how their individual vision and style comes into play.

Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork with your friends and family.

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