Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Got the oils out...

Tulip and Lily
9 x 12

I got a pet portrait commission from a friend in California—Tulip and Lily these cute Boston Terriors. I decided to get the oils out for this one. I am not really thrilled with this so I may need to wipe it down and start over again. It isn't easy to do commissions. You never know what they may want, especially if you don't do them very often.

Tulip and Lily in progess.

Sophie
6 x6 oil on masonite

I hate waste paint so I used the extra to do a quick study of Sophie as she sat by the fire on a cold evening here in Maine.

Dayu
6 x 6 oil on masonite

With more leftover paint I did a portrait of a friend in Bali.

8 comments:

Elza said...

What wonderful work! I especially like Sophie. You certainly made the most of your paints.

BarbaraB said...

I can only imagine the difficulties of commission work. I love the portraits of Sophie and Dayu.

caseytoussaint said...

I think they're adorable, and I'm not a fan of pet portraits in general.

Cathy Holtom said...

I think you can only paint in your own style, I like you painting of sophie particularly.

Sandy in Michigan said...

I love your portrait of Sophie. You've depicted her many times and I think this my favorite of all your paintings.

A Brush with Color said...

These are awesome, Jennifer! I imagine they'll be very pleased. You captured personalities of these cuties here.

Revelle said...

these are all so beautiful! No wasted paint there!

Linda T said...

Love the dogs! I wouldn't wipe it out at all. It's great! If they don't like it, do another, but keep this.