When I started this was not the original composition that we had agreed on. The first one I painted the underpainting and then for some reason stopped. I could not move forward. I hated it. I sat on it for a couple of days and then finally called her and said: I am so sorry. I can not finish the painting like this. I have to change it. I love Buster (I know him personally) and I know that this just isn't him. I gotta do my own thing. She is such a great lady she agreed and gave me free range. So this was my new idea. The greens were so YELLOW though. I hated it. Instead of being discouraged I just slowed down and worked on toning down the trees into a more dark green. I think it worked out nice.
The start of Buster. And some toned trees.
I always paint the eye first. I always draw the eyes first also.
The other dog is just a picture that I had of him. I kinda tilted his look a bit but its okay. Doesn't have to be perfect. I kept telling myself that also through out the painting. These are my exact words : FRANKIE THIS IS A ROMANTIC REPLICA OF BUSTER AND THE WORLD AROUND HIM! NOT AN EXACT. and it kept me going :)
Putting in the background. No idea what I was doing. I was just throwing stuff in.
Leaves for the trees.
Filling in Buster was the most time consuming part. Took me two days to paint him.
The family is from Texas so I threw in some blue bonnets to go with the sky and for Texas. :) The painting is a bit darker than this.. The one below here is about the right colors. It is a 20" X 16" Oil on Canvas. And its called BUSTER.
And yes that is my foot. ;)
So that is what I am up to.
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