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Monday, July 27, 2009

A New Dog Portrait on My Easel!

Yes, I am finally painting again after a very long dry spell. This portrait was commissioned by my daughter, to give to the wonderful family who billetted her during an International Pony Club Exchange way back in the spring of 2008. This long overdue portrait is of Gracie, the family's whippet. The photo's that I have to work from aren't the best, and Gracie passed on shortly after my daughter came home, so I will have to do the best I can with what I have been given.

This is the first stage of the portrait. I have transferred my drawing on to watercolour paper, and started on the background. I had originally planned to paint this with acrylics, but after transferring the drawing I was compelled to start in with watercolour. I haven't painted with watercolour for a very long time, so it will be interesting to see where this goes. I have a feeling it will end up being a mixed media painting!