Pet portraits are wonderful to paint.
When I paint them, I always begin with the eyes. I need to know where they’re looking. Not to say I can’t paint in a whisker or strand of fur in the same painting session, but the eyes need to be in place before I can go further. Some people like to take pictures of their pets as much as they like taking photos of their children. I like to take the best of these photos and use them as a model for a reverse painting on glass.
I paint in oils on the back side of glass. The side the painting is viewed from is opposite of the side of the glass that the paint is not on. So if the subject of the reverse painting on glass is facing left when I look at it, he will be facing right when you view him, as Dolce is in the painting above. The oils take time to dry, and I can not work on wet paint without making a mess, so, some of my paintings take months to accomplish.
These reverse paintings on glass are for sale, and I try not to be a difficult person to deal with. If interested in any of them, please leave a comment.