Ham Radio operator-Dachshund in oil
Ham Radio operator-Dachshund in oil. I have always enjoyed photography people do say its the poor mans art however I disagree with that angle of view photography is, in my opinion, a different kind of art and I am sure people who take wonderful photographs of seascapes landscapes anything really have the same inspirational spirit and a creative trait that runs through my blood.
Pictures form reference points for my oil on canvas portraits and paintings, this is Digby our Wire-haired Dachshund who is sadly no longer with us, however, his spirit and our memories of him still remain.
I used this picture as inspiration to paint his portrait which you can see on my blog site, his painting hangs in a prominent position in our home and is a constant reminder of the wonderful years he was with us.
I often take a range of pictures some close up other further away they all help in the very important part of a portrait, composition. Close up pictures help with extreme detail it is better to have a large picture to work from it does make an artist's life easier.
Backgrounds make a picture, Digby was painted sitting in his favorite chair which just happens to be mine.
Here is another chance to see Digby captured in oil on canvas.