portland, oregon, dogs, painting, oil painting, art, art of the dayThis has been a huge project for me.  The process of learning perspective, the amount of detail going on with the subjects all has  my head spinning!  I am loving this process, but also feel somewhat frustrated too.  At this point, I think I’m about 95% complete on this painting.  I need to do a lot more work on the dogs and around the dogs before I finish.  I think the rest is done.  The “learning” part of this for me is how to paint the animals in such a way as to show enough detail and personality, yet not get overly caught up in detail and personality.  It’s a fine line.  I should be done with this by next class session.  I’ve very excited about it!

My next project is to paint in “plein air”  and work on live subjects.  I just saw a demonstration by Chuck Ceraso this week and I’m intrigued.  He offers a 6 week studio class that I think I’ll sign up for. Chuck painted this picture in an hour and half using a palate knife. Amazing.

Chuck Ceraso