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    Mari : WIP #3

    April
    7
    2009

    cat portrait oil painting progress by Leanne Wildermuth
    I’ve completed Mari’s under painting as well. I really like the tones in this one, I used cadmium orange mixed with a bit of indigo and magenta into white for the shadows on the white, and it’s given her such a warm tone. Her pupils were washed out in her reference photo so filling them in really puts her personality on the canvas!

    As promised the background shade is much more accurate in this progress shot now that the under painting is complete. Those bright colors definitely needs something to balance against!

    You can see her previous progress here, and her initial sketch against the photo here. If you’d like to just go ahead and order your own custom portrait (this one is a 5″ x 7″) you can do that here!

    Cat Portrait : Cuddles WIP #3

    April
    6
    2009

    angel cat tuxedo portrait painting progress by Leanne Wildermuth

    I spent a good chunk of the day painting today after updating my portfolio with 8 new projects!

    Cuddles’ under painting is complete. A bit flat and muddy right now, once this layer is dry I will go through and apply all the detail fur and feathers, and she will be a glowing, angelic tuxedo kitty.

    You can view her previous work in progress stage here.

    Cat Portrait : ACE WIP #2

    April
    3
    2009

    Just a quick update on ACE, I’ve bordered out his chunky 4″ x 4″ canvas edge with a rich milk chocolate color, and will work on his under painting today. Looking forward to painting his gorgeous green eyes!
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    Cat Portrait : Mari #2

    April
    3
    2009

    cat portrait orange tabby painting progress by Leanne Wildermuth
    Mari’s second work in progress (see the sketch and her reference photo here), her mom liked the background on another cat portrait I completed back in 2005 of Nicki, so I’ve used similar shades on Mari’s. It’s showing a bit more red than it is, the color will be more accurate once I can balance it against her under painting.

    Will update again when her under painting is complete!

    Cat Portrait : Cuddles WIP #2

    April
    3
    2009

    tuxedo cat portrait memorial oil painting progress by Leanne Wildermuth
    I started Cuddles portrait earlier this week (view the first work in progress here), sketching out her pose and adding wings, since Cuddles has passed over the rainbow bridge.

    Her mom wanted a beautiful sunset of pinks and yellow to fill the background of this 8″ x 8″ portrait, so I did a nice gradation of warm colors (winsor yellow, cadmium orange, magenta, violet, a little white and a smidge of french ultramarine), painting the deep gallery wrapped sides of the portrait in a mix of magenta and violet. I worked in the window sill as well and will start on her under painting as soon as this is dry.

    If you’re interested in commissioning me to paint (or draw) a custom pet portrait for you, I’ve added several sizes to my shop, to allow everyone to find a size that will fit into their budget. You can order a custom portrait package directly from my shop, checking out securely through PayPal!

    Cat Portrait : ACE WIP #1

    March
    31
    2009

    cat portrait oil painting sketch by Leanne Wildermuth
    Here’s ACE (Andy’s Cat Extraordinaire), zoomed up close and tightly cropped on a 4″ x 4″ chunky canvas. I’ll be painting his portrait in oils, similarly to Annie, Momo & Callie’s portraits.

    If you’d like a piece of original art at a really reasonable price, this size is just perfect. I’ve made a 4″ x 4″ portrait package available in my shop to make it easy to check out (using paypal) for just $55. Click here to order yours!

    Cat Portrait : Cuddles WIP #1

    March
    31
    2009

    cat portrait tuxedo angel wings oil painting sketch by Leanne Wildermuth
    Meet Cuddles, a tuxedo with really neat markings across her face and nose. She had a wonderful, blessed life with her loving family and passed away last fall after 22 years! I’ve given Cuddles her wings, and she’ll continue to watch over her momma for years to come.

    I’ll be painting Cuddles’ portrait in oils, she’s on an 8″ x 8″ chunky canvas (Want your own? See my portrait package available in my shop for just $192!).

    More progress to come!

    Cat Portrait : Mari WIP #1

    March
    31
    2009

    cat portrat, orange white tabby oil painting sketch by Leanne Wildermuth
    This gorgeous orange and white tabby is Mari. She’s a beauty – such soft fur, I can just imagine how silky it feels under my hand! I’ll be painting her in oils on a 5″ x 7″ canvas panel over the next week or two. (Purchase your own 5″ x 7″ custom portrait right here in my shop!)

    I’ve worked up 3 out of 4 portrait sketches yesterday, the 4th is a cat portrait that I’ll be doing in graphite/pencil so I won’t be sketching, I’ll just do the whole portrait in one session.

    Pit Bull Portrait : Josie FULL Work in Progress & Completed Painting

    March
    10
    2009

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    The portrait above, an 8″ x 8″ oil painting, is a custom portrait of my client’s pit bull terrier, Josie, who passed away last summer. This piece is still wet on my easel – and I took progress photos throughout my entire painting session today, about 6 hours.

    I thought I’d show you the entire progress of Josie’s portrait, from start to finish. If you’d like to watch her come to life on canvas, just keep reading! For those who are just learning how to paint fur, this may help you learn my process, and understand the detail and layering involved in achieving better dimension in your own paintings.

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