Another peek at my sketchbook. I made them sometime earlier this year. The sketch of the woman in the chair I used for one of my digital book page collages.
So this is how my painting turned out. I started it in acrylic but finished it in gouache.
Fender is seated in a comfy chair in the best landscape imaginable for an Australian Shepherd. A lot of space to run and to herd sheep.
Yesterday, I took photos of my dog as reference for a painting that I want to make.
This is my dog, Fender. He’s an Australian Shepherd:
He posed on the table to give me a slight frog’s perspective. Also to capture his more regal facial expression (I love that!).
To be honest I love to draw from photos. It puts me in a Zen mode. This is the first result:
On my Pinterest page I collected some Chesterfield chairs and top hats and sketched them too, since they make good accessories in the final portrait.
In this rough sketch I more or less combined the different ingredients:
Tomorrow I’ll further work on the small painting.