Monday, October 4, 2010

Leonard, probably done.

I have a bad habit of being hyper focused. When I get a commission and have the times, I lock my knees in front of the easel and paint for up to 18 hours at a time and then burn out.
Leonard was a bit of a binge. I am happy as is, but I will probably live with him a little and see if I really want to add the background (I suppose the client will make that decision for me) but for today, he is complete.

4 comments:

sue said...

He's gorgeous Debra.

Hope you can put your feet up this evening!!

pett paintings said...

OMG Debra this is a wonderful painting Leonards owner is in for a real treat I doubt they will want any changes it is perfect as it is!

Angela Finney said...

I just love him!!! Not only because I love bulldogs and had one that looked alot like him, but because your draughting and light are superb! It is amazing to me that you have not marked a horizon line, yet the perspective of the dog makes one where there is none. The colors are wonderful, beautiful.

Debra Jones said...

Thank you all!
I am officially RESTING him. It grows on me more and more as is, but the owner will take one more look and decide if it needs a background. If not, I smooth the rough edges and let it dry enough for a varnish for Christmas.

We have started Lay-away, remember that kids? I am going to take payments, which is really nice for me. Predictable income, for a change. Another reason for people NOT to put off owning art.
dj*