Rasslin' the Rascally Beasties Painting DAY TWO


Tillerson called the idiot a moron and my spirits are up!

why that is, I cannot say because next at bat would be nikky hailey and she is loving the trumpian stepping stone to gale carnegie type diplomatic success and making a name for herself. so far, she's the yes girl. 

anyway, still don't have on the news so I got into the studio early which is good because the coffee is still surging through my veins and the energy is high.  this painting feels right in spite of the crapola picture I'm working from - it helps that I knew both dogs.  I couldn't do this if I didn't - not with the reference I have. 

not knowing the dog's eye color and all those little details that can help make a good portrait can be daunting but it's not the end of the world either.  I'm more about brush strokes and i don't tend to polish grapes and get all crazy with detaily shit anyway. but I like knowing in case I want to talk about it in the painting.  the more I know the better the finish. 

so anyway, today's results.  

By tomorrow many of the white areas will sink again, BUT when I lay down the highlights (whites and lights) they will have a nice base to sit on.  Also tomorrow I will work on the details - madison's freckles (that's the waterdog on the left), both madison and daisy's smile/muzzles - daisy is the corgi on the right plus I'll fluff up both of their ruffs, maybe pads for daisy's little paws.  Shit like that.  Then I'll sign it and let er dry.  

woo hoo.  relatively painless.  BUT I just hope I don't get "inspired" tomorrow.  shit like that can happen...you walk into the studio, you look and think....hm....I could...........

and the next thing you know a big mess ensues.  never fails.

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Comment by Rosigami on October 4, 2017 at 1:22pm

I feel like I can see both dogs' personalities coming through. They look sweet and attentive. And the background is gorgeous!

Comment by Foolish Monkey on October 4, 2017 at 1:30pm

daisy was sweet and wicked smart.  madison was kind of nuts.  she had a rough life before mimi found her, so she was always needy and a bit scared.  

thanks Rosi!  really.  

when it's done I'll post the finish and make more of an effort to avoid glare.  


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