All of my work is hand painted in gouache, watercolor, or oil. Below shows how I developed the oil painting "Deep Sea Bingo" from concept to final artwork.
Below are the stages of one of my favorite commissioned dog portraits. I begin with a sketch then block in the lights and darks on a toned, stretched canvas. Little by little I add in color and tone; sometimes going very dark and then bringing light areas in again to give it depth. In the final stages the changes are subtle as I add in details and try to capture the essence of the dog as the owner sees it.