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Archive for January, 2010

January 28th, 2010

Max, A Golden Retriever Puppy Portrait : Completed Painting

Custom dog portrait of Max golden retriever puppy painting by Leanne Wildermuth

I’ve completed Max’s portrait and just await the final blessing from my client before I ship this beautiful little puppy painting across the Atlantic. I snapped some photos as I was working on him and thought I’d share that progress …



January 22nd, 2010

Max, A Golden Retriever Puppy Portrait : WIP #4


I’ve just completed the under painting on Max, a sweet little golden retriever portrait that I’ve been working on. It’s pretty dark considering the coat is so, so creamy – but the layers of cream fur that I’ll paint on …


January 21st, 2010

Gingie the Beagle : Completed Dog Portrait

She’s finished! I completed Gingie’s portrait yesterday – it took a bit longer than I had anticipated because of the size of the piece, the very fine fur detail and the length of time that I can paint fur each …



January 18th, 2010

Squirrel on a Post

For my birthday, I acquired a new lens for my Nikon D90. This new 70-300mm lens will aid my birdwatching-slash-nature obsessing habits. It arrived the day before my birthday, and as you can imagine, I unpacked that thing faster than …


January 15th, 2010

I’m 39!

birthday muffin cake blog party invite photo by leanne wildermuth

I have been celebrating my birthday each year on my blog, with my long time readers and friends, for many years. I Looked back at my first birthday here on my blog (back in 2005!), and thought I’d share an …


January 13th, 2010

Max, A Golden Retriever Puppy Portrait : WIP #3

I’ve completed the brick patio background on Max’s portrait today, and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out! The stone is wrapped around to the sides, as well as his tail! The drop shadows are already in place for …

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Dog Portraits, Painting in Oils, Works in Progress

January 12th, 2010

Max, A Golden Retriever Puppy Portrait : WIP #2

I’ve completed the under painting of the background bricks for this adorable little puppy portrait today, and thought you might like to take a peek!

The bricks have a base color of Payne’s gray, indigo and white. I’ll be adding …


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