Well, I've decided to start this blog off with a project I have just started. In January I sketched my beagle and finally finished painting him in September. A couple days ago I started sketching our shepherd/boxer mix and I swear I'm going to finish painting her much sooner!
I've started with a plain white cheap canvas from Walmart. I purchased them because I wasn't sure if I would like painting and I didn't want to spend a lot of money up front if it was something I didn't continue. I picked up acrylic paint there too. What I found out was this - don't buy bargain paint. You could see through the paint to the lines, even with the dark colors. I ended up going to one of the college stores and buying the colors as I needed them at around $4 a tube. Totally worth it.
So now I am armed with good paint and cheap canvases. I have one painting down and two more to go, one in the works. I love my dogs, and I wanted to see them in a painting. This is the only way I can afford it so this is it!