I want to begin this blog wishing you a "Happy Thanksgiving"!
Enjoy this day in a way that makes it special for you.
Before the dinner is served, there is a painting that needs to be approved before it can be completed. I often find it helpful when doing a dog portrait to get the opinion of someone who is familiar with the breed or with the dog (and that person is coming for dinner!). This is even more important if I have not personally seen the dog and am working only from photographs.
by Judith Flynn Lochbrunner
acrylic on paper
10 x 10 inches
(Notes are very time-savers as I have learned to write down color mixes for dog portraits. Before I finish the paintings color samples are also added to the notebook for easy reference.)
My goal was for the work to exhibit a creative approach to painting a dog but still be realistic enough to look like this Yellow Lab. Hopefully the family will agree when they receive the gift and give the dog lots of extra pets and attention!
Thank you for stopping by my blog. Enjoy the start of the holiday season!