Friday, November 15, 2013


This is a preliminary sketch done for a commissioned painting.  Ellie was a very sweet girl and rescued by a family that dearly loved her....she left this earth just far too soon.  What an honor to paint such a handsome animal.  It has been a while since I have painted a pet friend...I am excited to get back to it.  This girl was a blonde golden retriever with big soulful eyes.
Drawing is something that I just love to do....why I do not draw every day is a real travesty.  I read somewhere that it is a smart thing to leave a sketch pad in every room in the house so that you can pick up a pen or pencil and draw when you have a few minutes.  I am continually buying sketch books...don't know why I guess I just love the creamy pages and the emptiness that awaits a few toned lines.

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