Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Gone To The Dogs

Finally finished my commissioned three dog portraits. The cocker spaniel was a real headache as the colours in his coat were very complex so in the end rotated the photo so that it was upside down which made it into a series of abstract shapes and easier to paint.

The red setter was a bit easier to do although getting the highlights right on its coat was tricky. Setters are lovely looking dogs but I have heard that they're a bit scatty.

I enjoy painting fox terriers as their faces are so full of character. "Frank" looks like he's a real laid back fellow who takes life as it comes. His owner asked that all three portraits were done on black and his colours stand out the best on this whereas the spaniel's tends to blend into the background somewhat.

Fingers crossed that the owner likes the finished results.

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