This is a commission painting I was able to deliver recently. It's titled "Wendy on the Rocks." It is loosely inspired by Leondardo da Vinci's painting "Virgin of the Rocks." The lovely Wendy is the client's wife and Beau and Belle are their beautiful Bichon Frise kids. I'm posting all of my work in progress pictures here today, but it definitely took me more than a week to finish this 11"x14" acrylic painting. I hope you will enjoy seeing it.
Tin was a fantastic client and took the amazing reference photographs that I used for Wendy and the pups.
Before I began the painting, I did some larger sketches of Wendy's face and the two dogs, although in the painting their features are very small, I wanted to try and capture their features before I scaled them down to fit the size of the painting. Alex Ledante helped me get everything to scale before I began.
Face 26 Sketch of Wendy
Work in Progress I
Work in Progress II
Work in Progress III
Work in Progress IV
Finished Painting & Face 27
I'm also counting the sketch as my 26th face and the finished painting as my 27th face for the 29 faces challenge. The challenge is to share 29 faces in the month of September.
I'm joining in this week with Paint Party Friday. To see more participants, please visit: