Abstract & Pet Portraits Spring 2020, I'm beginning to explore faces and portraiture (again) - this time with a jump start from an online class titled "Adventures in Portraiture" by artist Dana Bloede. One thing about spending almost all my time at home during the pandemic is that there is plenty of time to explore and experiment!
After finishing a few lessons I went a bit rogue and started doing some pet portraits. The first two pups and the cat are my fur babies, the third pooch is a good friends little guy and the last two belong to my grandsons.
EMMY, 8x10 on canvas. NFS
COREY, 8x10 on canvas. NFS
AMY. 12x12 on canvas. NFS
LUCY, 8x8 on canvas. NFS
CARL, 8x10 on canvas. NFS
CAPTAIN, 8x10 on canvas. NFS
Continuing my rogue ways I also began painting my grandkids! All seven are complete...plus a self portrait! I enjoyed myself immensely and continued to learn along the way!
Once the grandkids were finished I have continued this path with some randomly created pieces as well as working on some commissioned pieces (several are still in progress).
Perception, mixed media on 11x14" canvas. Available for purchase, $175
Commissioned work, mixed media on 11x14" canvas NFS
These are images that I have been creating in my art journal, during the initial lessons and for practice, for play, warm-ups, etc.