detail of On Guard (24 x 12 dry pastel sold)
click for a larger view
On Guard, aka Joe Llama, started out as a very colorful guy on Pastelmat. Since I posted the under-painting for Dibs on the Red Chair, I also wanted to share the colors that went beneath this fella. I find white fur so interesting once I start to study all the stuble colors that are in it and around it and bouncing off of it.
First, I'll show you the uncropped version of the painting.
And, now, the "under-painting"
This guy is also the star of a recent book I published on Blurb.com that is also a fundraiser for Precious Life Animal Sanctuary in Sequim, Washington.
I haven't used this plug-in from Blurb before, so I hope it works okay. It should provide a full preview of the book which includes images of some of my paintings and some prose from my heart.
If the plug-in doesn't work, or you would like to see a larger preview, you can go directly to my book, Fine Art for Animals, on Blurb.com.