Thursday, October 08, 2009

Woof sketch (dog and valley oak)

A rough sketch for a coming commission. The patron requested it to work out some compositional ideas, which were based on Meow and Zen and Essence of Motion.

Usually, I just sketch in paint directly on canvas--it saves a bit of time but I have to say, I've missed the ol' pencil and paper routine. It was nice to get back to it again.

I've also wanted to paint valley oaks (the last time was The Valley and I), and it was a pleasure to have this as the requested tree in the painting. Valley oaks are magnificent and as a fan of Rodrigue's Blue Dog and New Orleans, I love the moodiness and character these trees exude.

That's it for now.

Invite Beauty,

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