Result = me starting this 4 panel painting of this sweet pooch, Perogie. It's on 4 separate 3ft by 3ft canvases, so not as massive as Bruce Lee but man i tell ya, this one is way more difficult! I really don't know what i was thinking! I know i'm gong to be incredibility happy with it once i'm done it but to 'squeeze' in this painting before i attempt the next one on my waiting list was not the most ideal call (by the way, the next commission consisting of 4 people, 2 separate wedding photographs of each sets of parents from the couple who's commissioning it. Its a pretty intense one since the photos are really old and will require a lot of guesstimating) SO now you can see why i'm asking myself why on earth did i start this 'just for fun' project in the middle of some pretty serious ones! hahah o well!
Ok, so right now i'm painting the 5th value of my Perogie one. (Side note- a 'value' is just a shade of gray, so if i start with black and add little bits of white to that black each time i tint it and it's a different 'color' its actually a different 'value', just if you're wondering why i call them values) With my style of pop arts i try to get at least 6-12 values of gray in there, the bigger the canvas the more values i can squeeze in there and they always have black and white to. So that means i'm about half way done it. I've enjoyed most of working on it, especially the section of canvas with his adorable wanna-bite-it-off face! What a cutie!
Today was a tough and challenging day working on it. At that halfway point i almost always wish i never started them, its a beautiful curse a lot of artist are under. So i just have to get over this midway hump, keep pushing though and once i get down to those last two values i'll be looking at it in a different light....... i hope! haha
The background..... i have given it a little thought, and this is what i'm thinking. Watercolor! I love trying new things on these ones i do for fun so i wanted to try something a little off my beaten path. Well, i lie, I've done it a few times on canvas but nothing in this scale so we will see how it turns out! :P I'm thinking mint green fading into a paynes gray! ooo lalala sexy Perogie! OOOO man will i ever be cheesed if it ruins the whole portrait of him I've been slaving away on though! Knock on wood!
So in the meantime here are some progress pictures.....