Ralph E and Bright Eyes

First of all, Jack’s latest article has been published at Fine Art Studio Online. To read The Four Most Harmful Addictions CLICK HERE.

SB1113 Ralph E and Bright Eyes Step 9

Ralph E, the Miniature Schnauzer, is next. His coat color is mixed with Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange in varying proportions. MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) is added for the darker shades while White is mixed in for the lighter ones. The edge of the left side of his body is made soft so it will drop back. The edge of his shoulder on the right is sharper, I want it to come forward of Bright Eyes. This is a simple rule to remember: Hard edges come Forward, Soft edges go Back.

SB1113 Ralph E and Bright Eyes Step 10

His face is blocked in and I begin to add the feathery hair that makes up his moustache. To view any of these pictures larger you can just Click on the image.

SB1113 Ralph E and Bright Eyes Step 11

He comes to life when I finish his eyes. I follow the same steps that were used on Bright Eyes. If you would like to see them just CLICK HERE. Then his nose is painted with mixtures of Alizarin Crimson + Pthalo Blue + White.

SB1113 Ralph E and Bright Eyes 14x17

Ralph E and Bright Eyes     14″ x 17″     Original Oil Portrait

I love the Texas shaped tags and their personalized collars. The portrait of Ralph E and Bright Eyes is ready to travel to its new home with the real puppies. I certainly hope they approve! Thanks for following along. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Have a great day. Smiles and Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

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8 Responses to “Ralph E and Bright Eyes”

  1. cathydellinger Says:

    I love what you did with their eyes and their coat(s), but not so much with the nose.

  2. nanseesart Says:

    Love the painting and great tip on blurring the edge for things to appear to have depth, but there is one thing I don’t understand. Why are the dog’s noses blue?

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Nancy,
      The reflections on black are usually blue, but thank you. I had them a bit too blue. Check out the final photo, they are better. Thanks also for following my blog. Hugs, Mikki

  3. mjspringett Says:

    Wow, lovely painting mikki, thanks MJ

  4. mjspringett Says:

    A new rule hard edges vs soft edges, MJ

  5. cathydellinger Says:

    Looks great.

  6. Nancy Cupp Says:

    Yep, that made all the difference! Great job on everything! Hugs back at cha! Nancy

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