Follow along on the portrait painting process here! Look for updates on select projects and gain a better understanding of what to expect from a Lil Spitfire commission...

Meet Vinnie the Dog

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?

Vinnie the Dog

Vinnie the Dog

Once the portrait concept and size/format was established, it was sketch time...

soda jerk Vinnie sketch

soda jerk Vinnie sketch

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

Finished portrait:  Welcome to Vinnie's!

Finished portrait: Welcome to Vinnie's!