July 17, 2008

Study for "Izzie"

Oil on museum quality, archival ampersand gessobord™ panel - 12” x 16”


After yesterday's "Gimlet," with all its tediousness, today I allowed myself to splash around and play with this portrait of Izzie, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.  I eschewed the blending brush in favor of a loaded bristle, pushing color into whites and generally laying it down in a Manet-like flatness.  I am honing in on a more finished portrait of her for the future and used this to reacquaint myself with the breed.  I had a Corgi myself, many years ago, named Pippin (no surprise).  He, too, would sit like this; his feet splayed comically out behind him.

7 comments:

Poetic Painter said...

I love your paintings!

Don Gray said...

Beautiful, Mark!

Anonymous said...

I've been off line for over a week and just got caught up with what you have been doing. Love it all! The wisdom in Izzie's eyes exactly catches this characteristic of corgi's, one of my favorite breeds. And, of course, I loved the French postcard, made even more special by the fact that I think the art glass vase was a gift from me to you all. Finally, I recognized the fish from our visit to Cross Street last week; looks great.
Deb O

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, PP, Don and Deb.

I had fun with this one.

Craig & Tanya Amberson, said...

Lovely painting Mark! The intricate rug is very pleasing to the eye. Bravo!
~Tanya

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Tanya. I was nervous about the rug competing with Izzie for attention, but I think it settled down as a nice pattern.

Diane said...

I always love your k9s.. we have friends who have three and they are, as is this piece, lovely