Sad to say, Portia passed away a few days ago. When I received the photos to work from the client, I thought she was a puppy, but actually she was 15 years old. She really looked great for her age. Here is another photo of ( I believe) her peeking through couch pillows, which is absolutely adorable. She will be missed greatly.
This is one on the downtown dogs and I just didn't like the way the fur looked the first time around so I decided to spend a little more time with it. This is for a client that wants to give this as a present for Christmas.
There are about 25 downtown dogs that I will be spending more time on before the book can be completed.
This is my, as Guy puts it "project painting" where I paint a little at a time on it, probably taking weeks or months to complete. Still struggling with the flesh tones and not happy with the eyes look "cold" and the face doesn't "flow". I also want a more realistic look, just not sure how to do it. In the photo he has tattoos on both arms and I'm debating whether to put that in or not. I like the feel of them, but not sure.
Lately I've been layering color using a mixture of linseed oil and mineral spirits. I have used this method before and in some situations it works well.
I have several commissions going on, but can't post them until after Christmas, because the clients have requested they stay a secret.
I also have the Naomi painting still in progress, moving more into the background. Will post photos later.