A couple months ago I had a photo contest on my Facebook Art Page. Artistic Impressions by Terry d. Chacon. I asked all my FB friends to submit a photo, not a professional photographer photo unless taken by them. They could submit as many as they like. It was overwhelming the amount of photos that were submitted and I knew 1/2 way into it I was going to have a real problem choosing just one.
About the second day I decided to add a "People's Choice" to the equation. In order to win you had to have your FB friends comment on your photo. The winner was the Akita "Magnum" owned and loved by Erika Peters of Virginia. I was very happy this photo had won as it was one of my favorites. I loved the snow on his face and thought it would make for an interesting painting.
"Snow Day" 5 x 7 oil on canvas by Terry d. Chacon
This is the completed painting. Below you will find a few photos that I took while painting.
The wash of color
Softening the edges
More paint, more definition and last step before adding the finishing touches.
While the contest was going on it seemed more and more photos were coming in, I was amazed at what I was seeing. There were lots of photos entered that were out of this world, but the winning photo had to look good on a 5 x 7 canvas. So as I looked at each photo I started weeding them out. I came down to two that I thought would be great to paint in my style of painting, would look fabulous on a 5 x 7 canvas and they both of course pulled at my heart strings. So I awarded 2 paintings instead of 1.
"Sassie" owned and loved by Marlaina and Brandi Mortati of Kentucky.
"Lazy Day" 5 x 7 oil on canvas by Terry d. Chacon
Softening the edges
The finished painting..
"Blade" owned and loved by Carolyn Swadley of Washington.
"The Elegance of a Hound" 5 x 7 oil on canvas by Terry d. Chacon
Softening the edges, not sure why this is so blurry, sorry.
Almost finished but needed some adjustments
The finished painting.
This was a lot of fun. I hope you enjoyed the process.
Have you ever thought of having your pet immortalized in oil. A painting that will last a lifetime. I am now offering for a limited time 5 x 7 little gem oil paintings at a discounted price. One subject, head study only, studio background in oil on canvas for $200.00. Imagine you can have a collection painted at this price. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I normally don't paint this size, but have had some interest and have decided to oblige. Any animal is accepted as long as you have a decent non-professional photo that will make a nice oil painting, I will be happy to work with you to choose the right one. Other canvas sizes are also available. See my website for prices and sizes. http://www.terrydchacon.com/ Hope to hear from you.
Until next time, Please Enjoy the ART! Terry d. Chacon
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