Snoose Commission

Snoose Commision 24″X36″

Here is the reason I haven’t posted anything but sketchbook stuff in a while. I’ve been working at least five hours a day on this guy, for three weeks…(planning, sketching, etc…) I’ve finally come to the point where I don’t know what the heck else to do with it. I’m always amused by commissions, because they are never how I would choose to paint something. It always seems to be the classic, pose for the camera thing, which I’m personally not fond of, but whatever…So, I’m not really satisfied, which is nothing unusual for me when I finish a painting anyways.  She wants him to look happy…he’s a basset…enough said. I don’t know if I succeeded or not. 
The color in this photo is not great, so ignore that. Otherwise, anyone have any great constructive criticism?? I would be thrilled to hear from you. Cheers!

Basset Hound Portrait

                                             Bassett Hound Portrait — commission study

Here’s my first study for my up and coming commission for a 24″ x36″ painting of a Bassett Hound. I like how the drawing turned out, so I thought I’d post it for my sketch followers…His name is Snoos, (I don’t know how to spell it) and he was well loved, but unfortunately passed away recently. His lovely owner is heartbroken, and wants a memoir, and I’m happy to paint him. He looks like he was a darling.