Sunday, March 27, 2011

"Pixel"

14 x 11"
oil on panel


Pixel is the name of the little dog, an extremely well behaved pet. So well in fact he has been on stage in plays, doing exactly what was expected every night!

I usually don't shoot photos as the work progresses, but I always enjoy being able to look back after the work is finished and see how it began. By then the early sketches seem so alive and fresh. Perhaps that's because they are so quickly gone, and I have been looking at the later stages so long by the time the painting is finished.

Maybe I will stop early in the process, frame the panel and call it "finished" so I can enjoy the loose beginning for a while. Two of the early phase of this painting are below.


2 comments:

DARRELL ANDERSON said...

This is a HOT portrait! Wow. I think this is so strong.

Marilyn Webberley said...

Thanks!