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  • Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.
  • Custom Dog Portrait : Takoda

    December
    31
    2010

    Custom dog portrait german shepherd drawing by Leanne Wildermuth

    I’ve completed my final portrait of 2010 – this is Takoda, a lovely white German Shepherd in a nice white mat & black frame. The size of this graphite drawing is 5×7.

    It has been another wonderful and creative year for me and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you checking in on me this year! I wish you all good things for 2011.

    Happy New Year!!

    xox
    Leanne

    Bessie : Brindle Pit Bull Portrait

    December
    28
    2010

    Brindle pit bull terrier portrait painting by Leanne Wildermuth

    Custom Portrait of Bessie
    12″ x 12″ Oil Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
    ©2010 Leanne Wildermuth
    All Rights Reserved


    This lovely painting of Bessie was a well received Christmas surprise so this is his post-holiday unveiling! Enjoy!

    Max : A Golden Retriever Oil Painting

    December
    27
    2010

    Golden Retriever custom oil portrait by Leanne Wildermuth

    Custom Portrait of Max (#2)
    12″ x 12″ Oil Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
    ©2010 Leanne Wildermuth
    All Rights Reserved


    I’ve painted Max a second time now, this time as a “teenager” (view his previous puppy portrait here). This lovely painting was a Christmas gift so this is his post-holiday unveiling! Enjoy!

    Custom Dog Portrait : Lilly

    November
    2
    2010

    I completed this portrait of Lilly back in September, but as you can see I’ve been entirely lax in updating my blog and portfolio! My client asked for framing on this piece as well since I was to ship it wrapped as a gift to its recipient. I am so pleased with how the contemporary mat and frame sets off this sweet (5″ x 5″) portrait, it was just perfect. Especially on my recently re-painted walls!

    At the moment, I am booked and busy with several projects and life in general has kept me more than hustling and distracted. I have committed myself to getting my site updated so please stay tuned as more updates are coming!

    Max, A Golden Retriever Puppy Portrait : Completed Painting

    January
    28
    2010

    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 with you as well, you can see all of the photos behind the fold!

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    Max, A Golden Retriever Puppy Portrait : WIP #4

    January
    22
    2010


    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 top of this will have a beautiful dimension to them because I’ve started with this lovely golden base coat. The warm shadow tones will carry the patio brick color through to his coat (they appear to be cool, but actually are a combination of magenta, yellow ochre, naples yellow light, raw umber and a touch of indigo.)

    Whew that was a mouthful!

    I’m looking to finish Max’s portrait on Monday, so stay tuned for that update.

    Have a great weekend!!

    Gingie the Beagle : Completed Dog Portrait

    January
    21
    2010

    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 day. I spent nearly 3 hours on her ear alone!

    It was well worth it though, the completed portrait is absolutely stunning. I am so pleased with how it turned out.

    I’ll be sending the proof along to my client and will post the final scan once the painting is dry and varnished.

    Enjoy!!

    Max, A Golden Retriever Puppy Portrait : WIP #3

    January
    13
    2010

    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 Max to come alive on canvas. His soft, creamy golden fur will stand out so well against this stone backdrop. I’m really excited to get his under painting going!

    This is still quite wet and will be for a few days, so I’ll pick back up on this portrait the beginning of next week.

    Stay tuned for more progress on this painting!

    If you’d like to inquire about a custom portrait, you can do that through either my contact or quote request forms. You can also shop direct (check out through Paypal) through my shop, I have a variety of single subject custom portrait packages already set up!

    Max, A Golden Retriever Puppy Portrait : WIP #2

    January
    12
    2010

    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 more natural colors tomorrow for the rock detail, as well as including some bits of moss , to really give them a lot of texture and depth.

    This painting will take just a bit longer to complete as the indigo has a 2-3 day dry time even using a rapid-dry medium.

    Stay tuned … more to come!

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