Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Todays progress

Starting at the top and working my way down, I'm building up layers of paint to create depth and detail over the underpainting. I just love painting dog ears - they are like a little world unto themselves...

Working on his forehead and the near eye in the second photo. He is starting to come alive now that he has a sparkle in his eye!

What a difference a day makes! I am having a lot of fun painting this little guy.
Still a long way to go...

12 comments:

Melissa said...

I love seeing the process and progress! It is fun to watch it become so real!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Looking good! :)

Kimberly said...

You have amazing talent. Looking at your progress, we're standing here in our kitchen saying, 'wow'...wish I had the time to do that, wish we could make the whole house into a studio...wish wish wish....just wanted you to know your work was inspirational!
Your right about the ears.

acornmoon said...

I love your painting and your little guy is so cute. I have a similar little guy, also very cute.

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

I love seeing the in progress, great work!

Kathleen Coy said...

Thank you everyone, your comments mean a lot to me. Kimberly, thank you, that is so nice to hear. I find inspiration all around me every day, including your beautiful designs and colors. :-)

Sarah said...

I love seeing Wips too!! You do such beautiful work!! Funny the parts you enjoy doing the most - I like eyes and horse hooves - lol. Can't wait to see the final pic!!!

gtyyup said...

And lil' Ratties got lots of ears!!! Looking great~~

MissViolonjello said...

Gorgeous! I love getting a little peak into the process..

Danielle Barlow said...

You make it look so easy! I find dogs really difficult ( to paint that is, not to live with!)

Train Wreck said...

Love it. You are truly talented! I love to see your work in progress. Now tell me more about your matting. I need to start matting my work, I can't afford to have it done. I just am unsure where to start? Suggestions?

Kathleen Coy said...

Thanks everyone. :-)

TW, we bought this to cut mats with: http://www.dickblick.com/products/logan-650-framers-edge-mat-cutter/ It is a bit of an investment, but our Dick Blick store has 40% coupons sometimes, which we used. I mount the prints on acid-free foamboard, then lay the mat over that and hinge tape them together with archival linen tape: http://www.dickblick.com/products/lineco-self-adhesive-linen-hinging-tape/ Then it gets packaged into a clear bag from here: http://clearbags.com/?category|BAGSPC

Hope this helps.