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.
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.
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.
I know that this drawing is very sad...I almost crying while I've drew it... But ,this is something real..it's about life and it's happening in nowadays. War is so evil .. and there are so many innocent children who are paying for ,with their lifes ...
This is my entry for the Dark Shadows contest. Drawn in PS.
ETA: What a wonderful surprise to win second place! Thank you, everyone, for your kind and encouraging comments, and thank you to the judges for placing me in such excellent company among the other semi-finalists. Congratulations to all!