A new commission

A little puppy

A little puppy

It’s been quite a busy week.  I spent several days getting ready for a little show on Saturday and started work on a new pet commission.  The show went fine.  Anytime you exhibit your wares and come home with more money than you left with, it has to be considered a success.  Also midweek, I got e-mails from two people wanting pet portraits.  One quickly sent me a good photo to work from and I was able to start right away.  I am  still trading e-mails with the other, but we may be able to get started as soon as I finish this one.  As you can see, I have sketched up the first dog.  It is a brown and white puppy, but I can’t quite determine the breed.  It kind of reminds me of the Japanese chin I did a while ago, but I am not sure.  All I can really tell is that it is quite small

I didn’t get a chance to work on the shadowing of the studio painting but it will be up again after the pet portraits are finished.

And lastly, today, once again I managed to be my own worst enemy.  We were out planting vinca on a hillside next to the driveway and I tripped and fell on my right hand at the base of my thumb and wrist.  It didn’t hurt too much when I did it, but now they are starting to ache  so I’ve taken some ibuprofen and am icing it some.  I’ll use a heating pad later. I sure hope I haven’t done anything too bad to myself.   I need to be able to use my hand to finish the portrait this week.