Thursday, December 20, 2012

Newton - A commissioned dog portrait

``Newton`` - NFS (Comissioned)
12`` x 16`` Acrylic on canvas

This dog portrait is a Christmas gift for Shelly`s hubby. Newton was posed at the table during some family fun. He looks like he is in the middle of a serious discussion with you and with a cold drink in paw, ready to hear you out. Painting a dog pretty much all one colour was a fun challenge. I thought the old fashioned yellowy-green pop glass fitted the picture better.

2 comments:

  1. Karen, you did very well on this one. The dogs fur looks so real and the green pop glass gives that punch of colour. The coke bottle is a nice touch of whimsy!

    Marie

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  2. Thanks Marie. I really struggled with a dog that was almost one colour, on how to give him definition. The owner was really happy with the final result, which really made me happy. Merry Christmas!

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