Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sweet Lola

I just finished this portrait of Lola, one of two dogs owned by my friend Toni.

18" x36"

I'm especially happy about this one, since I was able to incorporate various painting techniques that I've learned over the years. In the close up above, you can see the use of impasto, drips, and patterns.

The pattern in the sand is similar to the one I usually use for the hair on my sculptures, which you can see in the fox's tail above.

This is the original photo I used as a reference for the painting. Toni totally captured Lola's personality with this great shot! =)