Auggie and Winny... close to finished




Last night I had the company of Karen Zigler, who commissioned these two 8x10 oil paintings, as well as a terrific group of artists as I painted online. I signed both paintings, but I see a few little things I want to change/improve before setting them aside to dry. I made Gary nervous every time I drew a whisker on by scratching through the paint with an ice pick, but I think the whiskers really turned out well. Karen commissioned these portraits for her daughter who has the bulldog, and her son who has the kitten. Karen located me again after the 27 years since I had painted her and her husband (in pastel) on their honeymoon on Cape Cod. Cool.

10 comments:

KZig said...

I was just going to show my brother Auggy's work in progress and to my surprise both portraits are posted ! Now I'm showing everyone where I work :) Definitely not waiting for Christmas to roll around ! Jake's birthday is in June and Sarah's is in July - woo hoo !

Professor J said...

That is one fine looking doggie!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Susan,

These are beautiful. The kitten is sweet, and I absolutely love the dog's face.

xoxoxoxBarbara

James Parker said...

Hi, Susan...I dropped by from Jo Castillo's, who came by my blog from my article today on Empty Easel. A native Texan, after living in Costa Rica for 3 years, I moved back to Texas (Marble Falls). I am fascinated with your work, which is excellent. I have recently taken to poochie portraits and portraits period. If you get a chance, drop by and scroll back a few blogs to a few pooch potraits...and...if you had a follower gadget, my face would be right there as a new follower.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Susan, these are so fine. I love the pinks on the dog and the fluffy kitten. I'm glad James stopped by, I saw him on Empty Easel just today.

Johanne Morin said...

Auggie and Winny are looking great! I like the light, the brushwork, the color choice,... on both of them. Good job Susan!

Joshua Kadtke said...

So much character captured in both there faces, love love love these two! Always fun hanging out watching you work your magic ;)
J

L.Holm said...

Love the whiskers expecially! What an endearing expression. Liz

L.Holm said...

...(hit enter too quickly..oops) and I love the light in the bulldog, too. That pink in his muzzle. wow!

Susan Carlin said...

Thanks, Karen! It's been fun to paint these two little guys for you.

Glad you like it, Prof. J.

Thank you, Barbara. XOXO

Hi James- I added the Followers gadget just for you. Thanks for the peek at your blog... and your doggie paintings! Hope we get to meet sometime, since you're right up the road.

Thanks, Jo. The dog's pinks were among my favorite parts.

Thanks, Johanne. Your comment prompted me to go see what's happening on your blog, too. Oils!!! Cool.

Hi Josh- it's always good having your company when I paint! We'll have to set up that Skype portrait of you soon...

Thanks, Liz...X2!