Wednesday, February 4, 2009

More progress on Hawk the rat terrier

If you remember, this is where we left off.

I started playing with the new paints (Golden Open) on the background, and I am still in love! It would have taken me hours to get this look with the old formula (Golden Heavy Body.) What you see here is just one layer that I painted on top of the underpainting. I'm crazy about how easily this paint blends!

The painting as it stands now. I'm working on darkening his muzzle and starting on his shoulder and collar. The photos make it look a little bit darker than it really is.

14 comments:

marnie vollenhals said...

Wow Kathleen! Hawk looks amazing...you are amazing! I am loving...loving ..loving it!

gtyyup said...

It's just coming along beautifully!!!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

I really like the detail on the ears. Amazing! I'm not a good ear painter:)

Sarah said...

Wow - I love ther richness you achieve!!! Beautiful! Sarah

Totally Timmy said...

My dad has a rat terrier with droopy ears, I painted him once. I was wondering what those new acrylics were like to paint with. I tried water soluble oils but hated them. It a beautiful picture and I look forward to seeing more!

Julia Guthrie said...

That is so beautiful Kat, he looks so real. As if you could ruffle his fur! :)

Kathleen Coy said...

Thank you everyone, I appreciate your feedback! :-)

Marnie, I'm glad you are loving it, I'm really enjoying painting your beautiful dog!

Thanks Jen, I get a kick out of painting ears.

Totally Timmy, I checked out your blog and saw your painting of your dads rat terrier in your esty shop. Nice job, he looks so cute! Of course I am quite partial to floppy eared rat terriers... ;-)

Edward Burton said...

Wow, you are doing an incredible job with this! Beautiful!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

It's going to be gorgeous! But I never had any doubt it wouldn't be so!

The lemonade award is yours(positive attitude blog award) come and pick it up :-)

StarrlightJewelry said...

thats such a wonderfully detailed drawing. You are so talented. I (personally) am deeply in love with your cougar ~.^

Kathleen Coy said...

Thank you Edward - your art is amazing!

Gail - you're so sweet, thanks!

Starlight - thank you, and I'm glad you love my cougar, it was an amazing experience creating that painting. :-)

Karie said...

Wow, I wish I could paint, he is just a superb little dog

Bijou said...

THAT is a fantastic painting of a gorgeous Rattie! I think I'm in love!! Cloud is a cutie too. ;)

It's great to finally meet some other Rat Terriers.

I like your blog with all the drawings and stuff.

Bijou

sam said...

Hi Kathleen, your profile picture must have caught my eye somewhere-is this the same one you have on your banner? Its a lovely pose and great atmosphere you have, look forward to seeing more!