Doggie and The Renwick

Quick puppy portrait, and a painting of part of the outside architecture of The Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian, for their anniversary postcard design competition. The actual text on the view I painted says “Dedicated To Art,” and the verdigris plaque has a bust in it, but I added the 40 and gallery name for the sake of the postcard design.

I used to hate painting architecture because it was too fussy and precise, but I’ve gotten a lot more comfortable with it over the past few years.

A sporting hound, a girl on a bike, and a rainbow of quick marker drawings

Portrait progress

Here’s a preliminary drawing for a commissioned pet portrait. This is a good example of how I can create a portrait combining multiple reference photos of different pets, since it’s not usually possible to get them to cooperate in posing for photos.

And here’s the finished portrait of the little girl from the other day.