March 2, 2011

latest painting...


It had been awhile since I've completed a painting;
a long while...

Since I'd never attempted a portrait of a dog before,
I thought it would be fun to photograph the stages.
Even if the photos didn't turn out all that well...
they give a good idea of how I layer paint. :)







And there she is - all finished. 
Though technically in my mind, nothing I paint is ever "finished"
there's always something else that could be done.
I like the Leonardo da Vinci quote:
"Art is never finished - only abandoned."
Or something like that...

13 comments:

Sophia Merie said...

Incredible Kate! You should be the one to have an art blog!! I really am very impressed...hair is a hard look to achieve.

Sara said...

This is wonderful, Kate! I am a devoted sketcher of our dogs but haven't seriously put brush to them. Well...one of Bebe's profile. I didn't know you were an artist! Please, do post more!

Kate said...

Thank you both! :) To say I'm a slow painter would be a vast understatement... So it might be awhile before you see another one... Sara - you can see the only two other paintings I've completed in the past three years on "My Art" page, right under my blog header - other than that...I don't have much to show! :)

Kristina said...

Love it, Kate!

Thank you again so much! You totally nailed her face. I can't imagine the hours you poured into this.

We can't wait to find the perfect place to put it.

~Kristina

Kate said...

Oh - You're welcome Kristina! She was so much fun to paint. It was so good to see you (and Fairlight too!) again. :)

Hannah Mendenhall said...

That is wonderful, Kate! I am always amazed by painters. I love your new family picture, too : )

Sara said...

You paint SO well, Kate! I love seeing pictures of your work!

Mary P said...

You are a very talented artist, Kate-no matter what medium you use, it seems! Your photographs are all amazing and the painting is just beautiful. Well done!

Alanna N. said...

You should consider selling some of your paintings on Etsy. You are certainly very talented!

Christianna said...

Soo nice!! That last picture of the painting almost really looks like a photo you might have taken of a dog. Thanks for sharing these. I had actually wondered if we would see another painting of yours. I check your "My Art" page every once in a while.

Jo Bekah Photography said...

It looks amazing Kate! I absolutely love it!

Madeline Elizabeth said...

Wow, this is so adorable! Beautiful Job!

Tarissa said...

Oh, how awesome! The dog is simply wonderful. I'm glad you shared the different layers of progress. You do such a good job with your painting!

Blessings,
~ Tarissa
http://InTheBookcase.blogspot.com