Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cooper Day One-Work In Progress


This is a first day sketch and wash for the painting, "Cooper".  I just got the painting started this afternoon and hope to add the first lay in of color wash tomorrow.  I made the acquaintance of Cooper as I was walking through the post office parking lot.  Cooper had his head out the car window and I was just so taken with this handsome black Labrador Retriever. In the next day or two hopefully you will see the shining coat and "kind eye" that just dazzled me and made me want to paint him.  Meeting Cooper made for, "A Painting Day".

"Cooper" (Work in Progress) 9x12-inches, oil/canvas by Ruth Andre
www.ruthandre.com
andre@ruthandre.com
Commission A Painting

4 comments:

Theresa Paden said...

Cooper is adorable and you are capturing his sweet expression so well. I can't wait to see the progression.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Looking good. Going to be great.

hmuxo said...

Love Cooper already! looking forward to seeing in finished.

Katie Wilson-Bernatas said...

Ruth, just love the expression so far. Have fun.