Monday, September 27, 2010

Joe and Fred #6

Joe and Fred #6, originally uploaded by debifitz.

Almost there! I still want to work on the back ground... not crazy about the trees... would like to soften them up a bit. It is a different back ground than I have ever done before... jury is still out on that! Also need to work on Joe's face and hands... a little more on Fred too. Basically little bits every where! Some times this stage takes a while... lots of painting and looking!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Joe and Fred #5

Joe#5, originally uploaded by debifitz.

I worked on Joe some more and his hands and ankle... I am so pleased with the way this painting is coming together! It is a lot of work because of the size, but I have really worked to stay focused while painting and to just have fun with it. The ferns have been driving me a little crazy... down in the bottom right corner. And I have some issues with the back ground... just not happy with it yet. But it will work itself out.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Joe and Fred #4

Joe#4, originally uploaded by debifitz.

Here is the fourth installment of Joe and Fred's portrait. Worked some more on Joe and got started on Fred. One of the cutest things about this portrait is that they seem to have matching beards! I love painting scruffy dogs! They are so much fun to do... i usually paint the mid tones with an emphasis on the darker areas... then I just keep layering... doing the high lights last.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Joe#3, originally uploaded by debifitz.

Here is my latest installment of Joe's painting... and I now have his companion's name! Fred! Ha! Another Fred! He is a little smaller than my last two Freds! Obviously I have been working on Joe's face. I am always a little nervous about people wearing glasses... but Joe's glasses are pretty minimal and there is no glare on them. So it should not be too much of an issue. I usually just try to paint what I see and not what I know... that always gets me into trouble. Joe is a really cute guy and has been fun to paint... Wait till you get to see Fred! He is really cute!! Stay tuned! Hope everyone is having a good labor day weekend!