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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A sweet wedding gift and the Gallery opening in Santa Fe!

'Lil Sweetie for the Groom'
©2009 Vicki Ross
9x12 oil on board

What a wonderful, loving idea...commission the groom's puppy for his wedding gift! Just look at those eyes...who wouldn't love this pup. And what a loving bride to think of this.

It was so much fun to paint, and to design my own composition from the provided photo. It IS possible to paint from a source photo, here's proof. I won't bore you with the preparation details and how I arranged for the pup's left eye to be right within the golden spiral (another method of the golden mean). She would have been boring right in the center of the board...and it gave me perfect opportunity for some painterly strokes in the foreground.

It has taken me 2 weeks to settle back down from the whirlwind of activity in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The puppy commission, and about 10 paintings in process in the tonalist technique.

The pictures of the gallery weren't great, it was very crowded and warmish...but you can see the painting ON THE WALL.

morning of delivery on the porch

Randy trusted to carry it in (I wasn't going to do it!)

Opening Night with Kippy Hammond

On to the next show!


Art By Erika said...

What a lovely shot of you next to your painting! Congrats baby! You puppy portrait is cute! How big is it? Bull dog is my 2nd dream breed but please don't tell my departed German Shepherd that :)

Loves ya!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

I can see you with a German Shepherd. i think this cute baby is part Shar-pei.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Erika, love the picture of you next to your painting. Congrats on the show! Looks like it was quite the event.

vickiandrandyrossart said...

It was an event! Connie at Ventana was thrilled with the attendance. A very fun time.