About halfway through the year I start to get calls from people interested in having their furry family member painted as a gift for Christmas.
I grew up having dogs as family members but now I travel a lot so our furry family member is a 10 month old kitten named Gracie. She gets to stay with Grandmother when I hit the rode. When ever I receive a commission for a dog it is extra special…. I get a wonderful dog fix. Someone once told me dogs teach us unconditional love and cats teach us detachment.
Below are images of the process of my recent commission. It starts with a block in then I just keep refining the details. Sort of like having an out of focus photo that gets clearer and clearer as the painting becomes more complete. The painting is an oil on canvas 18″ x 24″