Monday, July 19, 2010

More work on Pede's portrait

Here's an update of the progress of Pede's portrait. This was where we left off - with the underpainting complete and awaiting subsequent layers of paint:


Now comes the part where I refine and add detail.
Here, I'm building up the background, adding depth and richness:


Refining the right (her left) ear and eye:


Now working on the left (her right) ear and facial fur:


Refining the eyes, the most important part of a portrait:

The painting as it stands now. I just love those sweet and soulful eyes. The portrait is NOT finished yet, but is nearing the home stretch. As always, if you're interested in having me paint a portrait of your pet, you can contact me through the email in my profile.

Much love,

18 comments:

Jill Iversen said...

Looking great!

Meandu said...

It is interesting to see the work you have been doing on this portrait. It looks great!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

The eyes are such a great part of this work!

They capture the essence of Pede so well!

Thanks for sharing its progress to this point!

Jessica-Lauren said...

Amazing art work, I love the eyes. He looks so innocent

Barbara said...

You are so talented!!

houndstooth said...

I love seeing the process, and having seen photos of the real Pede, I'd say you've captured her perfectly and beautifully!

Manon Doyle said...

I also love the eyes!! What a terrific portrait!!

Buffy said...

Your painting wants me to get back to painting from my photos. What you do is very painstaking.

Alessandra said...

I love Pede's expression. She must be a very special dog, you can definitely read emotions in her eyes...

menchu said...

The muzzle looks quite friendly...

First Draught Farm said...

Been MIA for a while -- what a pleasant surprise to find this post. Expression and love already exuding. . . phenom!

Dean Grey said...

Kathleen!

You are quite the expert at what you do!

Love the close-up shot.

Your painting style is very "masculine". By that I mean it's not all soft and flowery. This is a good thing!

If this is the "almost done" stage I can't wait to see the final results!

-Dean

jefaire said...

Very very Beautiful..

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Here I Am/Carrie said...

Those eyes just suck you in and make you want to put your arms around him. Your really have captured something special....

Tammie said...

Hi Kat,

Pede's people are gonna LOVE this painting. Another satisfied customer.
I'm so jelly of your amazing talent!

Seth Ogungbemi said...

Thats so inspiring..aesthetically crafted. nice work kathy

Seth said...

Thanks for letting me know you were here