Sunday, November 14, 2010

Where I Stand Sunday

The heat is on..officially today!

"Play Ball"
6" x 6"
oil on Raymar canvasboard
Getting the feel for an upcoming commission.  Animals have many issues to consider in their physical make-up, such as placement of the eyes, shape of the eyes, length of nose and shape and placement of the ears, shape of the skull (check out the differences the next time you are around several dogs at once) to name a few.  Color is a biggie on this one.  Every photo I have - shows a slightly different hue.  Nicki passed away last May..so photos are all we have.  I think I am ready for a different pose - several to select from and a more complete portrait.  By the way, if you haven't seen "Dogs Decoded" on NOVA on PBS, you must see it.  It is so fascinating!



5 comments:

Mark Bridges said...

Nicki playing with Wilson, well painted. It's 69 in my apt. an i'm freezing.

Angela Elledge said...

I love the beautiful colors that you've picked up in his fur, well done and now for the real one!

Pattie Wall said...

Mark - I know what you mean, came down with some virus crud yesterday..and I have the heat turned up with a coat on...shiver,shiver. I am out to the studio today to start the commission Angela - can't wait!

Vern Schwarz said...

Lovely portrait Pattie. You brought life to this cute little gal, and I love the colours.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Vern - hard to tell, little 'guy'. He was wet, loved to swim, had his own pool. He was just out of the pool with his Wilson ready for play! The wetness translates to me, wonder if it does to the viewer?