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Lucy and Rosie, Work in Progress III


Lucy and Rosie, a work in progress pet portrait

These cocker spaniels are a delight to paint!  I am still pretty early in the process of painting these pretty dogs but hopefully you can see their personalities beginning to show thru.  They are a bubbly, wiggly, soft and cuddly duo.  I am having fun with the sutble variations in their coats– the undertones and highlights but can’t get into that too heavily just yet.  I am still working on my ‘road map’ of features and body position– landmarks might be another way to describe it.  I need to lay down the foundation and build from there– lights and darks. 

One of the areas I can not wait to get to will be those ears– those soft curls and waves with beautiful highlights and deep tones.  One of the pleasures of doing pet portraits is painting fur!  🙂 

It is a cloudy, overcast day so I am thankful to be in my studio to paint this morning!  My farrier is coming this afternoon to trim my horses hooves so I get to be in my 2 favorite spots today– the studio and the barn!  My dogs enjoy the farrier’s visit also.  Those of you with horses will know that trimmed horse hooves are a real treat for dogs.  Maybe that is TMI for some.  🙂  I can see the cats turning their noses up at the uncivilized way of canines! 

Have a great day!

Sue Steiner

animal artist

pet portraits in oil

#cockerspaniels #custompetportraitsinoil #dogpainting

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