Monday, March 25, 2013


 This is a commission piece for a patron.  I painted it on a 9 x 12" gessoed art board.  The surface was a lot slicker than I am used to.  I had to make sure that I loaded enough paint on the brush and use a lighter touch when I applied it.  Otherwise, I took more paint away than stayed on the surface.
 Black labs are a bit tougher for me because of keeping the temperatures right in the shadows and highlights.  This was one of those paintings where I did not start with a lot of confidence but pushed through and am happy with the out come.  Thinking..."I painted that? Cool."  The reason I painted on this surface is because Georgia's family had an artist in the family and she had painted another dog for them on wood. Thought I would try to mimic the look.sold
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  1. Depuis votre vache folle ! j'ai manqué plusieurs de vos oeuvres... mais je me suis rattrapée aujourd'hui !... Ce dernier toutou, monsieur le labrador, peut être fier ! Il est merveilleux et j'aime beaucoup les nuances de couleurs, mauves, vertes et leurs dérivés qui viennent parcimonieusement jouer avec ce black!
    Gros bisous à vous

  2. You did an excellent job on this Lab! I love her eyes..your client will love this one!

  3. Aww...beautiful painting, and yes, very cool, too!

  4. What a precious animal and painting. YOU outdid yourself!

  5. Love the expression on his face. black labs are so hard to realize definition did a great job. Love this one!

  6. One of your best! Worth the struggle. Wow. You nailed the fur that is every color other than black!