Friday, April 8, 2011

big boy


Made a little time for painting today. This is a beautiful dog that I photographed at the Fairhope art show. Lots of dogs there. We saw so many dogs in strollers. I won't say any more about that. hmmm....
I painted this on a 12 x 12" gallery wrap canvas.
I am setting up this afternoon for the Mountain Brook Art Association show. There are around eighty artists participating. It is held on the Crestline Elementary school field and the hours are 10-5. Come see me if you get a chance.SOLD

24 comments:

  1. Love how loose you painted him and still captured his sweet face so well!

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  2. Love this big pooch and all the colors you found in his white coat! Wish I could just "drop by" your tent...good luck!

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  3. Love Big Boy! Really like that sweet face. Great job on the planked walkway he is on!
    Sounds like a big weekend. Wish I lived closer- would love to see you and your tent- I could even bring my own kettle korn! Take care and good wishes for an awesome show!

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  4. Beautiful ! I LOVE the wall behind and the planked walkway. Did you use a knife for the wall ?

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  5. Thanks guys. Pragya, I used a palette knife on most of the background area.

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  6. Love your colors, Carol! Good luck with your show! Wish I could see it in person. :-)

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  7. Great composition and color makes it a fun painting of a fun looking dog. Looks like you painted this and "Ta-Da!" on a black gessoed panel??? Is that right?

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  8. I love him and his sweet face and expression! And the black ground is just wonderful too. I love painting on black and need to do it more!

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  9. Oh I do love dogs! Love your color choices and that black underpainting is a delight!

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  10. Wish I could see your show! This is not only an adorable subject, but a beautifully executed painting! LOVE the off center composition!

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  11. Beautiful! Great composition, love big boy off centered, angled line in background, and the lovely light and shadow, very well done. Good luck with your show, really wish I could see it...if closer, I know Ann and I would be there for sure.

    Oh, and I really like "...dogs in stroller, won't say any more about that...", HA!

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  12. Love the loose brushwork and the white in the light.

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  13. Very cool colors. different than the usual.I like the brushwork, too!

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  14. It's all been said and I wholeheartedly agree!
    LOVE your style!

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  15. I love seeing how you apply your technique to different subjects, but I think I've 'said' that before - anyhow, this painting is very good, I wonder if he's a Polish Sheep Dog, maybe?

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  16. Ditto ditto ditto to all of the above...I just love it!

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  17. EVERYthing about this painting is spot on. Kudos Carol.

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  18. Love the background here. It sets this little pooch off perfectly!

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  19. I LOVE this painting. It's a wonderful dog painting but it's much more than that. It has such strong and pleasing abstract qualities. Have you thought of painting this one really big? Maybe a 36x36? Great job on the board walkway too!

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  20. love everything about this. The paint application is wonderful and the color harmony rocks. Made a 'photo' into a 'painting'

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  21. Fantastic painting. Love the palette and also how the darker surface of the canvas shows through.

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  22. I just saw your art on another blog and had to check it out. Lovely brushwork, and really like the colours here.

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  23. This is a favorite, but I think that about each one. I love sheep dogs and I have always wanted one. I hope you still have this one when you come to Nashville- want to see it in person. Love the large cow above also!

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