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  • Horse Portrait : Joey Completed

    May
    13
    2010

    Chestnut horse portrait custom painting oil on canvas by Leanne Wildermuth
    Well here it is – the update you’ve been waiting for! Joey’s portrait is complete. I could not be more pleased with this piece, and I am so proud to be able to share it with you. I hope you enjoy it, as well!

    This is an oil painting, completed on a 12×16 linen panel. My client will be framing the piece and gifting it, so I am excited to hear how both he and his recipient enjoy it in person. It’s traveling all the way over to the UK over the next week, God willing it will arrive with time to spare.

    Enjoy!

    Horse Portrait : Joey WIP #6

    May
    12
    2010

    chestnut horse custom oil painting progress by Leanne Wildermuth

    Here’s the 6th day progress shot on Joey’s portrait – I’ve made it down to his eye, detailing his mane over his forehead, and I’m in the beginning stages of detailing the muscle and veins throughout his face. Many, many fine brushstrokes make up his coat, so it is taking a bit longer than anticipated but it is still coming along on schedule.

    I’ll be painting into the night tonight, so I’ll have still another update (or two) on his portrait for you over the next few days!

    Thanks for checking in!

    Horse Portrait : Joey WIP #5

    May
    11
    2010

    chestnut horse painting portrait progress by Leanne Wildermuth
    Another progress shot for you on Joey’s portrait. I’m working from the top down, now. Yesterday I completed his neck, ears and the top half of his white patch, so now today I can go back and paint the remainder of his mane over the top on his forehead.

    I’ll keep working down his face today and if all goes well, get a nice long session in so that I can finish up this portrait in time for it to dry, varnish, scan and ship by Friday.

    I’ll post another progress shot tomorrow so be sure to check back!

    Horse Portrait : Joey WIP #4

    May
    7
    2010

    chestnut horse portrait oil painting work in progress by Leanne Wildermuth

    Here’s the fourth progress shot of Joey’s portrait. I’ve completed the under painting at this point so the next stage will be to start detailing in the blades of grass up to his muzzle and then complete the detail in his coat and muscle structure as well.

    Just a few more sessions and Joey will be complete! My goal is to get this piece en-route to its destination (from the US to the UK) by the end of next week.

    Stay tuned for more progress on this painting – and have a great weekend!

    Horse Portrait : Joey WIP #3

    May
    5
    2010

    Chestnut horse portrait oil painting progress by Leanne Wildermuth
    I made quite a bit of progress on Joey’s portrait yesterday, painting in the fence line, the background of the pasture and the base for the dark shadows of the blades of green grass in the foreground. Next, I’ll work in the under painting of Joey. I’ll work in some of the grass as well, but the very bottom/foreground grass will come up in front of Joey as he’s grazing, so those will be the last bits that I’ll work on.

    No painting today, these dark colors (olive, indigo) take an extra day to dry. I’ll post another progress on Friday, after tomorrow’s session.

    Enjoy!

    Horse Portrait : Joey WIP #2

    May
    4
    2010

    Chestnut horse portrait painting oil on linen by Leanne Wildermuth

    Here’s my progress from my first sketch/painting session yesterday. I’m working in the background, fence line and pasture. I’m hoping to finish the background today. I’ll update again after I’m farther along.

    I have to say – I’m enjoying painting on linen, and may very well make it my preferred canvas choice. The paint just glides right on and for the very thin layering technique that I use, I am getting along with it really well!

    Time to load up my little MP3 gadget and get back to the studio – have a great day!

    Horse Portrait Sketch : Joey WIP #1

    May
    3
    2010

    Chestnut horse oil painting portrait sketch by Leanne Wildermuth
    I’ve just begun a new portrait; this is a lovely chestnut horse named Joey that I’ll be painting in oil on a 12×16 linen board over the next couple of weeks.

    This is my first time using linen in place of cotton canvas. Since this painting will be framed, I wanted something sturdy and classic and chose to go this route. I’m really excited to start working in the background pasture! Speaking of which, I’d better cut this short and get back out to the studio!

    Thanks for checking in! I’ll post another progress update soon.

    Max, A Golden Retriever Puppy Portrait : Completed Painting

    January
    28
    2010

    Custom dog portrait of Max golden retriever puppy painting by Leanne Wildermuth

    I’ve completed Max’s portrait and just await the final blessing from my client before I ship this beautiful little puppy painting across the Atlantic. I snapped some photos as I was working on him and thought I’d share that progress with you as well, you can see all of the photos behind the fold!

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    Max, A Golden Retriever Puppy Portrait : WIP #4

    January
    22
    2010


    I’ve just completed the under painting on Max, a sweet little golden retriever portrait that I’ve been working on. It’s pretty dark considering the coat is so, so creamy – but the layers of cream fur that I’ll paint on top of this will have a beautiful dimension to them because I’ve started with this lovely golden base coat. The warm shadow tones will carry the patio brick color through to his coat (they appear to be cool, but actually are a combination of magenta, yellow ochre, naples yellow light, raw umber and a touch of indigo.)

    Whew that was a mouthful!

    I’m looking to finish Max’s portrait on Monday, so stay tuned for that update.

    Have a great weekend!!

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