|Shh! It's a Secret!, 8x10", Oil on Panel, private commission|
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So here it is - my secret commission for an anniversary gift TODAY! Hope she likes it. He was happy with it. I am pretty darn happy as well. I love the moment when the dog's personality emerges from the paint. Because this is a black dog & black can be such a "dead" color I worked in a lot of other colors. I think this is the best dog nose I have ever painted. The anatomy of dog noses is really weird (IMHO). It is gratifying to be getting a hang of it.
Here's the magic behind the scenes...
|at this point I always think, "Great heavens! What have I done?"|
A grand day's work! Since I had this done already I was able to spend this afternoon doing some framing for my upcoming show. The opening is this Friday. See link below. Hope you can come!
I am grateful for the many blessings of my life as it is today.