Shimmer is now complete and ready for matting. I am so happy with how this portrait turned out. I have to admit that I was scared of starting it but as always it was well worth starting because it just evolved from there.
Well I still working on Shimmer as I am finding it quite a difficult portrait to complete. I have to spend quite a bit of time away from it before i come back as the details are quite difficult to pin down since she is a lovely all white dog, being a large portrait also focusing on the fine details in one area only means you can lose track of the whole thing if you do not pull away often enough. Determination will win through with this one though. I just wish I did not have to work full time as well!
Shimmer 30x40 cm, graphite pencil Copyright Kristy Chappell 2011
Well lots of things have been happening and time has been flying by! I got married! We had a fantastic day and a lovely honeymoon. Before the big day I started a new portrait of a lovely Samoyed called Shimmer who I was fortunate enough to meet and photograph a few months ago. So far I have spent quite a bit of time blacking in the back ground, but have finally started on more of the details and her lovely face. This is a larger portrait so it is going to take a few more days yet!
I hope to get some pieces ready to enter in the Jindabyne Easter art show. This is the first little piece that I have created for the show. It is also the first colour pencil piece that I have created, it took a while but I am happy with the results.
Well time is flying by! I have been over seas for the last month or so hence the lack of work over Feb. I have been home for a few days and have been getting back into my work, trying to finish up a few pieces that I have had to put aside to get other pieces done.
I visited Jess quite a while ago when she was rescued by ACT Rescue and Foster. This piece is for sale and 20% will be going to ARF. If you are thinking about a new dog, please consider a lovely rescue dog! If you are in the ACT area check out ARF at http://www.fosterdogs.org/
Well all the new year madness is over and I have finished my first portrait for the year! Hope you all had a great New Year! This portrait was done as a prize for ACT Rescue and Fosters trivia night. Check them out at http://www.fosterdogs.org/