"Light and Shadows II (Amber)", 4" x 6", golden retriever dog portrait done in acrylic on canvasboard, $199 unframed or $249 with an exquisite custom molding. Inquiries may always come to me.
This painting is currently in the "Think Small" show at the Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale, Michigan. The gallery has the painting until December 26th - so, if you are interested in purchasing it prior to the holidays, please contact them directly.
Lately I've been experimenting with lights and darks, pulling faces out of pools of color, splitting compositions cleanly between the two values, and painting in more of a tonal style. It's been a healthy challenge to hold my color saturation to a minimum and sculpt the animal with brushwork as opposed to edges. I think it's an especially interesting platform for portrait work.
Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork with your friends and family.
PS Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Oh boy, do I have lots of places to send you:
SHOP ORIGINALS & LIMITED EDITION GICLEES: at my Etsy shop
ORDER CUSTOMIZED NOTECARDS & REPRODUCTIONS: at Imagekind
COMMISSION A PET PORTRAIT: contact me (I've got a couple holiday spots left)
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE: contact me