acrylic pet portrait

A painter friend said once that she listens to music while painting to occupy the stupid part of her brain. Lately I am really getting into listening to books on tape. Listened to ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ last and am now listening to ‘War and Peace’.

This was the first pass on Angus. As you will see, it’s changed a lot. I had the owner take more photos. They live in southern California and we live 35 miles north of San Francisco.

Dog Art

I used a squeegee to lay in some of the big areas of color and lots of acrylic medium to add texture. I’m loving building up layers of texture and then washes over top dripping down.

You can see it’s changed quite a bit from the first pass.