Monday, 27 September 2010

27/09: BLACK LAB IN PASTEL - A LITTLE MORE PROGRESS

I haven't been very productive with the art today I'm afraid but I did get a little further with the labrador.  In theory I should be able to complete the lab tomorrow, unless I decide to switch to the Shih Tzu cross ... whatever happens I should get both portraits finished this week and will be ahead of schedule (famous last words)!!

Unfortunately, I've only just photographed this and its very gloomy outside so the camera has picked up on (and emphasized) the blues/mauves in the black fur.  In reality they are much more subtle.

7 comments:

pett paintings said...

Looking good Sue, reminds me of one I did a couple of years ago for a wedding pressie your subject has the same fine features, I hope you manage to stay focussed and reach your goal of finishing both by the end of the week :-)

sue said...

Thanks Kay. She is a very fine lab, and the ref photos aren't close-up shots so I've had to use my judgement as to where the 'whisker' lines are placed on her muzzle etc. I'll do a bit of tweaking tomorrow or Wednesday and email the client for guidance at that stage.

Dors said...

Great work Sue. Must be great feeling to be ahead of schedule.

I am sure your client will be thrilled. I have had trouble with lighting but the new room here is much lighters so hope it works good for me.

Looking forward to updates.

Sally McLean said...

Looks beautiful sue. i love the colour highlights in the fur.

sue said...

Thanks for looking Dors and Sally. The weather is brighter today - thank goodness

Karen said...

She is a pretty labrador and it's going to be a super picture. It is very difficult to work from non close up photos, I tried it once and said never again!

Teresa said...

Wow, Sue... this is a wonderful portrait! You've done a great job on the fur, and his eyes look so real.