Day 5 on this painting and I'm nearing the finish line. It's coming together really nicely and I'm really enjoying the process of working on it. I spent a lot of time today trying to capture the light and shadow on the dog itself. I've also worked really hard on the landscape behind the dog. For me, the background is just as important as the figure itself.
This painting is progressing faster than I thought it would! I think I'll work on it for two more sessions and then sign it. I'm really very happy with it and I think it's a beautiful scene and composition.
Today, I spent a lot of time working on the child's face and the landscape behind her. I also like it because I can tell that I painted it-- it has my style!
The paint that I added yesterday was still wet so I only got to work on the background today. I was originally going to add some trees to the composition, but it didn't look good so I only added sky. I was really tempted to work on the portrait, but it's always a mistake to work before it's dry. Hopefully the paint is dry tomorrow.