I recently started doing commissions again. My friend Brody Wakefield, who owns the Eight & Sand Tavern in Columbus, Ohio, asked me to create something in the style of my previous works Field of Diamonds and Night Walk. So I made a little hybrid creation of the two. Here is a pic before it shipped out.
Finished two dog portraits today, Jake and Shep. It’s always a challenge capturing the essence of an animal. For me it really comes down to the painting the eyes. If I can capture them somewhat closely, I feel the pet’s character emerges instead of just being a generic looking animal.