Wednesday, October 5, 2011

#30 - The Premier of the Pups

8" x 8"
Oil on Canvas Board

A friend recently asked me if I painted pets. I said I never had, but I'd certainly give it a go. Here's the first result. This is 1 of 3 paintings of my friend's very-much-loved family pet. I consider this a preliminary sketch to see how I want to handle the final product. I used impasto medium to thicken the paint so that I could get the brushstrokes that I wanted. I will be sketching out one more version in a different pose, then rendering a finished painting on stretched canvas or hardboard.

Let me know what you think!


  1. I think this is wonderful, especially for a "sketch." I think you've really got the technique you need for the texture of the fur. Can't wait to see the final version when you add depth to the eyes and really bring this cutie to life!