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Pet Portraits - Part 1

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Pet Portraits - Part 1

   One of my most frequently asked questions is "Do you accept requests for pet portraits?" Yes, I do. However, I take a limited number each year. I open the season in the spring for new requests. By fall and winter I normally don't accept any more until I have completed the commissions I have already accepted for that year. I am going to outline the process in four steps. 1. Costumes and Thumbnails When a new commission is contracted one of the first exchanges is photos of the pet and photo ideas for costumes. Sometimes the client has a...

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Oil Painting Demo - Videos

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Oil Painting Demo - Videos

Olivia Beaumont Oil painting glazing Demo 3 from Olivia Beaumont on Vimeo. Olivia Beaumont Oil Painting Glazing Demo 2 from Olivia Beaumont on Vimeo.

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Painting Demo Videos

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Painting Demo Videos

Demonstration of oil glazing a dry Grisaille painting. "Under the Hazel Tree" copyright Olivia Beaumont 2017  Demonstration of detail work, oil paint on panel.    

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Alice and Cheshire Cat

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Alice and Cheshire Cat

"I said 'pig'," replied Alice; "and I wish you wouldn't keep appearing and vanishing so suddenly: you make one quite giddy!" "All right," said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. -Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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King Otto Bristleton III

King Otto Bristleton III

A few posts ago I shared this drawing. If you want to review how to make the leap from imagination to an imaginative drawing, use the link. King of the Mustelidae - Process I have outlined this painting process in previous posts. I'm going to try to hit different details this time. Please feel free to ask questions in the comments section if I skip something you're curious about or would like to know a material name brand to try it for yourself. I transferred the drawing to a prepared wood panel. My favorite is Ampersand Gessoboard because it has...

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