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@thomasfluharty

Tom Fluharty

thomasfluharty

Painter of Pop Culture and The Mad Mad World of Dogs. Held by the King married to the Queen. Sign up for my NEW 2019 workshop!

Night at the Museum. Sometimes it’s fun to play with “What If’s”. What if Abe went to the museum to take in a little GW. It could happen.  Both were hardcore. Thankful for these men. Poster for upcoming D.C. Workshop dropping soon. Here are the dates October 18-20th. Hope you’re having a happy Friday.  It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and drawing...together. P.S. this print will be one of the takeaways for attendees. Boom!  #GeorgeWashington #AbrahamLincoln #NightAtTheMuseum #DrawingWorkshops #Draw #Draw #Drawing #Art #Artist #Sketch #Sketching #USPresidents #Caricature #PrismaColor901IndigoBlue #Artist #ArtistOnInstagram #ArtistOfInstagram #Sketching #SketchOfTheDay #pencildrawing
Bug and the Underpainting. This is as far as I go with my underpaintings anymore. Using only Old Holland, Raw Umber, I put in my dark values nailing my values. Making a clear concise statement of light.  Let it dry and then go to the color phase which is pretty much direct painting at that point.  The underpainting Is my best friend solving 90% of my problems it’s pretty cool. No half-baked paintings from the start. No problem solving all over the place, only adjustments left. Boom! I love painting in hope. Speaking of hope, I hope you’re having a great day.  This is a study of my favorite Chihuahua on Insta. @sadchihuahua.  So stinkin’ cool to be alive and solving problems with my underpainting. Ps I teach Oil painting at @Schoolism.com #allmyproblemsareremovedwithmyunder #OilPainting #DutchFlemishAndDirectPainting #DutchFlemishApproach #OldHolland #Underpainting #UnderpaintingNoWhite #Dogs #Chihuahua #SadChihuahua #ChihuahuasOnInstagram #DogArt #ArtistOnInstagram #ArtistOfInstagram
A Page in the Life. Recent sketchbook catching some early morning light.  Super cool to see two pages side-by-side in a sketchbook.  Random subjects documenting moments of my life. Crazy! By the way, the little doggie on the left won Best in Show at Westminster.  His name is King.  So cool, I actually drew this back in December before he won Westminster. Hope your day is going well.  So stinkin’ cool to be alive and drawing champions. #kingthewirefoxterrier #westminsterdogshow #WireFoxTerrier #Captiva #Sketchbook #Draw #Drawing #SketchOfTheDay #Doodle #Draw #Drawing #Art #Artist #Sketching #PrismaColor901IndigoBlue #PencilDrawing #InstagramArt #InstaArt #ILoveDrawing #Dog #DogArt
Gettin’ Prismatic. Super pumped to be painting on Mr. Bulldog on this snowy day. Although my palette is not super clean it’s organized believe it not. Colors are placed in the correct places and my brain can reach them without even looking. Been learning a ton prismatically speaking from @paquetjoe follow him today. Gotta run. So stinkin’ cool to be alive and thinking  prismatically. Boom! #prismaticpalette #ThinkPrismatically #PalletControl #PaintingControl #ThisIsTheWayItIs #OilPainting #Paint #PainingBulldogs #Bulldog #Art #OilPainting #PaintingOfTheDay #ArtistOnInstagram #InstagramArt
Hockney Framed. Thank you Steve Muench for supporting my work and allowing me to create. And thank you for letting me see the framing of Mr.  Hockney. This piece was done in 2017. Hope you’re having a great day as the snowfalls. Needless to say, it is so stinkin’ cool to be alive and drawing.  #DavidHockney #ABiggerSplash #PopArt #Rockstar #Polaroids #Art #ModernArt #Drawing #Draw #Sketch #Sketchbook #FramedArt #Commission #Illustration #Caricature #Portrait #Drawing #Artist #ArtistsOnInstagram #ArtistsOfInstagram #InstagramArt #InstaArt
LONDON Calling! Drawing hedonists take note.  New workshop.  Super “Fired Up” to get together and revel in the wonders of drawing. It’s my number one passion artistically speaking. As the great @ralfricker has said after a workshop, “Watching you draw was like catching a flame, you were burning!” Boom! Join me as we combust in the awesomeness of drawing. Limited seats. Details in the link on my bio. A thorough breakdown of the class is on my site.  Have a great day it’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and burning. #London #LondonEngland #DrawingWorkshop #DrawingHedonist #ILoveDrawing #Draw #Sketching #LearnToDraw #DrawingIsHard #TheQueen #QueenOfEngland #QueenElizabeth #Art #Artist #ArtInstruction #Sketch #Sketching #Sketchbook #PrismaColor901IndigoBlue #PrismaColor #Draw #LondonCalling #TheClash
BULLDOGGIN’ Underpainting. Oh the joy. This is about as far as I go with an underpainting no white. No darker than a 7 value on the Bulldog. The entire underpainting is all Old Holland, Raw Umber. Their Raw Umber is so beautiful. It has a rich chocolatey hue to it it’s not grey’d out and it sets up the entire painting.  I also use a little bit of Paynes Gray in the black areas and some Alizarin Crimson to “richify”them up now. (Said in a George Bush Jr. voice) I’m ready to paint. 18x24 On new traditions art panels #Bulldog’s #Bulldog #EnglishBulldog #EnglishBulldogsOfInstagram #DogArt #DogCommission #MuseumOfTheDog #DogsAreInsanelyCool #BulldogOfTheDay #OilPainting #Art #Artist #OhTheJoy #draw
Tiny Dancer. T.V. sketch once I bailed on the TV show we were watching.  Just recently was able to behold this beauty at The Met in NYC. From the artist from another planet Edgar Degas.  This guy was incredible.  Not only could he sculpt, he could paint and draw as well.  Unreal.  I think it’s so cool that artists can create beautiful things... reminds me that life is not SO dark.  Hope you’re having a great day.  This week the London and Washington DC Drawing workshops drop. Have a great “Day..ga” It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and tracking Edgar.  #EdgarDégas #LittleDancer #Degas #Art #Sculpture #Painting #Draw #Drawing #Sketch #ArtistsOnInstagram #ArtistsOfInstagram #Art #Sketch #DegaSketch #PencilDrawing #Doodle #TVSketch #SketchOfTheDay #Illustration #Draw #PrismaColor901IndigoBlue #PrismaColor
Poodle Me This. This was NOT on my to-do list this morning. It’s all good tho. Ya know that moment when you jus’ see something. Funny thing is, I’m not makin’ this stuff up.  This dog world is freaking nuts.  I’m just adding a little visual commentary, keepin’ it real.  Hope you’re having a great day and keeping your head above doubt.  It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and Poodling. #AddictedToDrawing #ICan’tStopDrawing #DrawingAnonymous #Poodle #Poodles #PoodlesOfInstagram #DogFreak #ILoveDogs #Ain’tMakingThisStuffUp #DogOfTheDay #PoodleOfTheDay #PoodlesOfInstagram #DogArt #DogMuseum #Draw #Drawing #Sketch #SketchIng #PencilDrawing #Commission #Art #Artist #InstagramArt #InstaArt #prismacolor
Cuteness in doodle form.  A few weeks back I did this study and bailed on it. It’s cool to see. Why we bail on things intrigues me.  I got too busy.  This one probably captures her look and character a little bit better.  She’s cute on all fronts.  More TWD to come.  Hope you’re having a great day.  It is so stinkin’ cool to be alive and drawing Judith. #JudithGrimes #TheWalkingDead #TheWalkingDeadAMC #RickGrimes #Darrell #neegan  #Zombie# #ZombieApocalypse #Cute #Art #Fanart #FanartFriday #FridayFanart #ArtistsOnInstagram #Artist #Art #Draw #Drawing #Sketch #SketchOfTheDay #InstaArt #PrismaColor901IndigoBlue #PrismaColor #fanartfriday.
Cutie Pa’Tootie. Ok if you’ve ever wanted to win an argument just proclaim that Judith Grimes is the cutest little character EVER created in the history of TV.  That’s a huge statement, but I can’t get around how stinkin’ cute she is. Not to mention the way she handles a gun.  I can’t get enough of her!  This sketch is my Friday morning devotion to one of my favorite shows The Walking Dead.  Hope you’re having a great day.  It is so stinkin’ cool to be alive and drawing Judith. #JudithGrimes #TheWalkingDead #TheWalkingDeadAMC #RickGrimes #Darrell #neegan  #Zombie# #ZombieApocalypse #Cute #Art #Fanart #FanartFriday #FridayFanart #ArtistsOnInstagram #Artist #Art #Draw #Drawing #Sketch #SketchOfTheDay #InstaArt #PrismaColor901IndigoBlue #PrismaColor #fanartfriday
Bug Study. One more little tribute sketch before I left the studio for the day. Time to paint @paquetjoe.  Bug is also known as @sadchihuahua Hope your day is bright and your head is above circumstances. Thinking about a one day drawing workshop in L.A. Burbank to be exact. Hit me up if you are interested. Stay tuned.  8x10 Prismacolor 901 +Blue pastel. #sadchihuahua #chihuahua #dog #dogs #dogart #sketch #draw #art #artistsoninstagram #worldofartists
American Gothic, Sad Chihuahua style. Huge shoutout to my fav dog on the internet @sadchihuahua  I’m gonna miss this little guy. I loved his journey everyday. Love ya little bug! Have a great day!  So stinkin’ cool to be alive and drawing even though sad. #Sad #SadChihuahua #Dog #Chihuahua #ChihuahuasOnInstagram #CoolestDogOnTheInternet #CoolestDogOnInstagram #Sketch #AmericanGothic #Draw #Drawing #Sketch #SketchOfTheDay #Art #Artist #Caricature #DogArt
Side By Side. It’s always cool to see the loose sketch and then the next digital phase. This is a perfect example of what happens with my work once I like a sketch.  The one on the right is the digital study and I actually took it up to a painting. Sadly,I set it aside last year but after being at The Museum of the Dog, I just might finish that sucker. In case you’re wondering in the digital phase I’m designing clouds, and I’m designing the foot of the dog, and I’m designing how things fall and I’m using shapes and angles and value to “serve the story” of this cool dog. Everything is to serve the story.  So you compose to serve the story, you design to serve the story, color should serve the story. Drawing should serve the story. Got it? Have a great day, it’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and serving the story. #Sketch #DigitalArt #Steady #Sketching #Draw #Doodle #Design #Composition #Value #wiemeraner #Art #Artist #Sketch #Sketching #SketchOfTheDay #Draw #Drawing
Spanky. One more cuz The Westminster Dog Show wuz so stinkin’ cool. What a great time, maybe we’ll be back next year as vendors. Hoping so. It would be a cool venue to hang my work.  Leaving the Big Apple for the Minne-apple...is. Have a great day. It’s so stinking cool to be alive and painting dogs. 18x24 Oils on New Traditions Art Panels. #bulldog #bulldogs #bulldogsofinstagram #englishbulldog #thewestminsterkennelclubdogshow #TheDogMuseum #DogGuard #DogPaintings #DogArtist #Commission #long-hairedChihuahua #Chihuahua #Dogs #ILoveDogs #DogsOfTheDay #ChihuahuasOnInstagram #InstagramArt #InstaArt #OilPainting #Draw #Drawing
Queenie. In memory of The Westminster Dog Show. What a great time, maybe we’ll be back next year as vendors. Hoping so. It would be a cool venue to hang my work.  Leaving the Big Apple for the Minne-apple...is. Have a great day. It’s so stinking cool to be alive and painting dogs. 18x24 Oils on New Traditions Art Panels. #thewestminsterkennelclubdogshow #TheDogMuseum #DogGuard #DogPaintings #DogArtist #Commission #long-hairedChihuahua #Chihuahua #Dogs #ILoveDogs #DogsOfTheDay #ChihuahuasOnInstagram #InstagramArt #InstaArt #OilPainting #Draw #Drawing
The Lady in Washington Square. As I passed this lady in Washington Square Park, NYC, my thoughts kept telling to me stop and ask her to take her picture. Her whole vibe was just so cool, such a character.  As I walked back to her a photographer was taking pictures of her.  I told her I was an artist and asked her if I could take a picture of her and the photographer laughed, he had just asked her the same exact thing.  He was so struck by her.  Such a bizarre moment. So for my warm up this morning I’m also enclosing the side by side. It pays to listen to your conscience. Just a quick reminder the Dayton Drawing workshop is filling up. (There are limited seats.) Getting ready to drop the DC drawing workshop and the London workshop in the next week or two.  Have a great Monday.  It’s so stinkin’ cool to be alive and drawing... strangers. #strangers #WashingtonSquarePark #NewYorkCity #Draw #Drawing #Sketch #Sketching #Sketchbook #SketchOfTheDay #Sketching #Drawing #Art #Artist #ArtistsOnInstagram #ArtistsOfInstagram #PrismaColor #PrismaColor901IndigoBlue #PencilDrawing #instagramart #instaart
Today we visit The Museum of the Dog, on Park Avenue in New York City, Boooom!  Here’s a screen snap of an older piece of mine heavily inspired by Jamie Wyeth’s Draft Age. Painted in oils on New Traditions Art panels. Best art panels in da WORLD! Have a great Sunday.  So stinkin’ cool to be alive and seeing dog art. #AnEpicCelebrationOfAllThingsDoggery #Chihuahua #Dog #DogTraining #TheMuseumOfTheDog #JamieWyeth #OilPainting #Dogs #ChihuahuasOfInstagram #DogCommissions #Artist #ArtistsOnInstagram #ArtistsOfInstagram

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