Oil on 5 ft x 4 ft canvas
First, this is not a good photo, and I will be taking a better one.... I love painting large! It is both challenging, physical, and intimidating, all at once. This is a painting of our younger daughter's, boyfriend's dog, Houdini, who, true to his breed, a Border Collie, is obscessed with balls and retrieving. Yes, a Border Collie minus the tail, don't ask. My first intention was to paint him fairly representational, until, I saw the drips around the ball. That was exciting! I started letting a lot of drips go happen in the background, using extra thinner/OMS to make that happen. I was very excited to work on Houdi's eyes, as I wanted him to be riveted on you, the viewer, potential ball-thrower, for him, Houdi, potential ball-retriever. It is hard to see in this photo, so I will be posting a better photo soon. Today is a great day for photographing paintings.