Today is a special day. And to mark this special day, Tom and Amy McNamara, Bob and Chris McNamara and Cyndi and Young Song have asked me to paint a portrait for their sister Sue. It is her birthday! The subject? Sue’s adorable dog, Seamus. Here he is:
Doesn’t he have such a great face?
Normally I stretch my own canvases, but this time I bought a 12″x12″ canvas at Michael’s. You can’t tell from this photo, but it has a good, thick frame that will stand out from the wall by an inch and a half.
I quickly did a thumbnail sketch so that I could plan out the composition. Here is what I came up with:
Sue, I wish you a very happy birthday and a wonderful and blessed year. I will keep posting updates so that you can see the progress of this painting over the next couple of weeks. If you want to give any input on the painting, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.