Basset Hound – Yay!

Basset Hound. Michele Clamp. Watercolor. 14”x11”

Basset Hound

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I don’t paint a lot of dogs. Dogs are tricky and I’ve shied away from them. But yesterday I was feeling in the mood for something different and a picture of a basset hound took my fancy.

I started him yesterday. Here’s the end of day 1.

Now this may not look like much but I was actually really happy at this stage. I’d managed to both get the white fur the right value and the shiny parts of the ears the right value. Once that was done the rest of it pretty much painted itself.

Last Commission Piece for Dunedin Florida Series

Dunedin, Florida. Michele Clamp. Watercolor.

The last piece in a commission I’ve been working on over the last couple of months. They’re all scenes from Dunedin, Florida 100 years ago or more. This one is one of the more recent scenes but I couldn’t resist the red and white striped roof.

Very pleased how they turned out. I just need to have them out in the studio for a few days to see how they sit with me.

Gary Tucker Online Workshop – Boston

Had a few cracks at this one before I took the plunge for a full painting. The final thing turned out okayish but nothing that really excited me.

Here are the initial value studies

Nothing really grabbed me at this point so I put it to one side for a day or so.

Came back this afternoon and had a rethink about the relative placing of the buildings and came up with this=

This felt better and I was encouraged enough to do a full size one.

Hmm. I don’t know why I had to put so many cars in. The painting doesn’t need it at all and distracts from everything else. Sigh.. Maybe one day I’ll crack it.