What a joy it is to be able to look at what God has created and then try to describe it on a piece of paper or canvas with pencils, pastels or paint!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Shiner - A Christmas Commission
I was privileged to do this commission for our CFO where I work. He is giving the original to his wife and a print of the original to his son for Christmas - how cool is that! Shiner is a beautiful Australian Shepherd. He told me Shiner actually belongs to his son but his wife dearly loves the dog as well and has pictures of him all over her office and that is where the original will hang.
It took about 3 hours to paint - it was one of those that just comes together and I really enjoyed working on it. The photo he provided was great. The bluebonnets made a beautiful Texas setting and I really like the lighting. You can see that I enlarged the photo to an 11" x 14" size to work from on the side-by-side photo above. I'm afraid the finished scan of the original below may look rather dark compared to how it looks in real life. One of these days I'll get a new monitor.
11" x 14" Original Pastel on Velour
NFS - In private collection
Can't wait to hear is she likes it.
Psalm 37:7 (New International Version)
7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him. . .
I'm a Born Again Christian, a native Texan and a self-taught artist. I started out working mainly in graphite (pencil) but gravitated to pastels over the years. I love the vibrant, luminous color pastels offer. I try to do something creative every day and will share it with you here on my blog and sometimes I'll share bits and pieces of my life outside of art. Most all my art is for sale on my blog, if it doesn't state that it is for sale, ask me. I also do commissions. Feel free to visit my website and browse through my galleries.
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If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14 | King James Version
If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For by Grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God; not of works lest any man should boast.