The canvas is setting so that I can make the final adjustments......and I already see I need to darken up her ears a little and see if I can poof out her whiskers and make her face just a tad fuller.
Tomorrow I have to go to town so I will be looking for a glitzy, blingy, gawdy frame...and I am hoping I can find one big enough that I can also mat.
This was a FUN, fun piece to do.... I tried to capture her personality which I feel I succeeded in....and is, I think, the first animal I have done on my own with one of my photos and a bit of artistic license here and there. I did not try to paint exact..... I just wanted to see hair growth, dark and light areas, the eyes, ears, etc.... to help me along.
When I was all finished I added my FAVORITE effect by using some of the American Glamour Dust Paints in Ice Crystals to the eye area....a nice finishing touch.
Today I went back downstairs and redid the chin area of the portrait and I am now pleased with the
results that are shown here. She doesn't have much of a chinny chin chin but somehow I had to
locate and paint the difference..... This was so much fun watching her come alive.....and with the glamour dust paints for the eyes well, it really animates her.
I have been dabbling with the Traditions paints but have gone back to my Liquitex as they are the easiest for me to use, I like the "little bit" of gloss I get that the Americana and Traditions don't provide me...and I painted this with a minimum of brush types but several different sizes.....With the Dynasty/Black gold line that I have been using for about 8+ years..as well as the Liquitex so I guess I need to stick with what works and just play with the Traditions....