For Day Four I'm posting a commissioned painting that I started a few days before the 15 in 15 began, but the majority of the work was completed during the last 3 days, so it'll have to count for one of my 15 paintings.
(It's not 100% finished -- still need to work on the lettering of the sign on the side of the house.)
As I mentioned this was a commissioned work, so here's an opportunity to explain my process for creating a painting for a client.
5x7" study of "Gunny's Lookout"
1. After discussing the concept or location the client wishes to capture I paint a loose study of the scene and ask for feedback. We settled on this vertical orientation to capture his puppy, Gunny, standing with front paws on the railing, looking out over the beach.
7. And then the fun dabs of color to make up the beach, bathers, tents, sea gulls, kite, sand and sea grass. The client asked for an oval OBX sign to commemorate the trip. I still need to work on the letter for the warm wood colored sign on the side of the house, but the rest is complete.
Below are a few detail shots of the painting.