Muffet

Muffet, watercolor on art board, 8 x 10 inches by Marlene Lee

I had started to volunteer my service as an artist to the Pets Lifeline of Sonoma. Pet owners submit a favorite photo of their pets and a donation of $20 to have their pet portrait done by a random artist. I thought this would be a great way to improve my watercolor painting.

Doolin Pet Commission

Another commissioned finished!

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Doolin, oil 8 x 6 x 3/4 inches on stretched canvas by Marlene Lee

Since I had painted his ears off to the sides the 3D effect was quite noticeable. I have to say I do like this effect.

Some preliminary studies. I find doing a pencil drawing and a transparent red oxide underpainting helps me to get into the mood of painting a commission.

 

This was my photo reference. Nice, clear photo with some lighting off to the side is a perfect photo for commissions.

Doolin_Kelly photo

 

Beatriz

Commissioned painting of Beatriz

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Beatriz, 8 x 6 x 3/4 inches oil on stretched canvas by Marlene Lee

Nugget

Another finished commission. A bit challenging. The photo reference was not to accurate with the color. Thank goodness for other photo references provided by the client to help determine the proper color.

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Nugget, 8 x 6 x 3/4 inches oil on canvas by Marlene Lee