So what does all of that have to do with what's happening in my studio? Well, I am honored to be selected by Sharla to do a portrait of each of her delightful furries!
Sadie got to be first and here she is with some splashes of color where here darkest darks are...
I love the photo of Sadie that Sharla sent me. Sadie has such a wonderful personality and it really looks like she is grinning. Quite often when I am painting animals, I will work on the eyes first. I like to capture the expression there which really determines the entire "feel" for the painting. See? I think her eyes are smiling!
Sadie is a Husky and in this photo you can see some of that great Husky color showing up. I will bet that there was a cookie on the other side of the camera when Sharla took this picture! She is definitely grinning.
To see photographs of these precious critters and to find out more about Sharla and what she does to help animals, visit her blog, Beaded Tail. Bet you will find yourself strolling over there on a regular basis!
Stroll back here, too, and watch the progress on these three adorable furries. I'm sure that Isabella and Angel will catch up to Sadie pretty quickly!