Session 4: Final Painting
Today I finished Icon, the Wheaton Terrier. What a joy it was to paint him. He was definitely a challenge. Curly thick hair is not easy to paint…trying to get the depth and multi-layer effect. I think I did well but it took many coats of paint. I know he will be an enjoyment to look at for many years to come. Here is the finished pet portrait!
Session 3: Painting Icon
I had a great day painting today….Icon is coming along. Visit my blog “Meet Icon” a Wheaten Terrier that is my latest commissioned pet portrait. I have been photographing my progress of this pet portrait and today I am probably 90% finished. I need to wait for him to dry completely before I put the last layer of oil on him. At that point he will really come to life because I will be bringing the light in on him to give him true demension. Here is a recap of my progress so far….
Icon is a little harder than most dogs because of the texture of his wiry hair and curls. This is always a challenge and one that just takes time…..layering upon layering to get the depth of his fur. I need for him to dry, so until we meet again…..Icon is enjoying the attention.