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