So thought it would be interesting to share some of the painting process and what is involved…I use a lot of color and usually start with some base and then layering over that:
For example here is a almost white golden “Riley”
This started as:
Here are some of the layers over time (additionally client opted for more of a gray background vs green)
Every year I make my co-workers gifts for all or part of their presents for the holidays. Last year I did the coasters (see posting from last year of cat/dog silhouette coasters). This year…. FLEECE BLANKETS.
Basic materials: fleece blankets (purchased at a brick and mortar store), embroidery thread, and felt! Basically every time we were sitting on the couches watching TV, I’d work on them.
I wish I had pictures of all of them (I think it was eighteen total), but of course I didn’t remember until I gave them to everyone!
There have been a couple custom dog paintings that have been done since I last posted (yes, yes, I’ve been a slacker). Here ya go!
So one of my previous co-workers had me do a painting of her golden retriever before, at sunset, same position but in the fall and recently had me do a matching one of her chocolate Labrador in the winter….voila….
So I had mentioned to one of my coworkers that if I had gotten a girl dog I would have made a tutu for her…well, she does have a girl dog so I ended up making a tutu for her Husky. Lovely lady!
So PetSmart was a little low on the dog sweater/jacket options lately, and our dog being a Boston Terrier gets a little chilly in the Minnesota cold, but I couldn’t pass up this skull and cross bones sweater…
While fantastic, these are a little more difficult to put on than something with velcro, and it didn’t fit as well as I liked (too long for our dog). So I opted to cut it up, add some fleece to the underside and Velcro:
Now, easy to throw on him when going out in the chilly weather!