This is Vinnie. He is such a sweet boy that his owner decided to commission a portrait of him as a soda jerk -because Vinnie loves nothing more than to please, what job illustrates that better than an ice cream man?
Once the portrait concept and size/format was established, it was sketch time...
After sketch approval the painting process begins...
This generally follows these 3 steps:
1. Transferring sketch to canvas
2. Blocking out the under-painting
3. Final painting in oils