Oil paint on canvas board Diptych, 2 5"x7" canvas boards Three sessions Reference: photo of Yasha, an Italian greyhound
This is a gift for a friend who moved away. Yasha is a beloved little dog she had for years. To make the painting I am referencing a photo taken when Yasha was just a couple years old. Most of the elements in the painting exist in the photo, but I have re-arranged them to create a more pleasing composition.
For the last layer, I added the tree branch shadows showing through the window, and the plant in the pot on the left. I used black paint with a very high quantity of medium so the black would be translucent, and varied the quantity of pigment to create the darker and lighter areas.
I like my Dr. Pepper. It is my morning beverage of choice to get me going in the morning. And to get enough of the sweet stuff in my dream world, I take the form of a planet so that the pull of my gravity brings me all the delicious brew that I need.
Fun story behind this. Half way of making the new version, the file was corrupted. I spend hours trying to fix it but nothing seemed to work. Using a tiny thumbnail I still had, I attempted to re create it. This is the end result. I've been looking at this for so long I can't tell if it's good or not anymore. I think I did better on the clouds a second time around so I'm satisfied with that.