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  • Emily the Poodle : Dog Portrait Sketch


    I’ve worked up a couple of dog portrait sketches today, this first one is Emily. She’s a lovely little white poodle that I’ll be painting on an 8×10 canvas in oils. She’s going to be sitting in grass, similarly to Cleo, a custom dog portrait I completed a couple of years ago. I’ll show you the painting as her portrait progresses, of course.

    Baby Buffy : Puppy Portrait Completed


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    I completed another painting today, she’s the cutest little puppy girl in her little red dress! This one is going to be a birthday gift – so I’m excited for this portrait to reach it’s final final destination.

    You can view Baby Buffy’s portrait progress here. Final scan & detail images to come!

    Tess – Dog Portrait Complete


    I completed Tess today, you can view her painting as it progressed here. I think her mom will be pleased (mom, let me know if you’re not pleased!) – I’ll get the final scan & post details once she’s dry.

    Tess – Dog Portrait WIP #1


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    I finished up the background lastnight for this monochromatic portrait of Tess (follow the progress here). My palette for this piece is pretty simple – raw umber, indigo (raw those two mixed are the darkest dark), white, naples yellow and raw sienna. I chose this palette because her mom wanted something that would bring out her natural coat color even though it’s a limited palette, and this is going to be just perfect.

    I’ll start showing completed pieces by the end of the day Monday. It’s been a busy week – I’m going to go play in my garden for a while!

    Baby Buffy WIP #2


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    This is the second stage of Baby Buffy’s custom doggie portrait, the background. My client requested green, so I combined two shades of green in the background and used a touch of cream for a warmer green reflection dropdown on the canvas beneath her feet.

    It’s going to be another busy day in the studio, so I’ll get back to it and show you more later on today.

    Tess – Dog Portrait


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    This is Tess – she’s passed over the Rainbow Bridge. Her momma, Pamibe is the one who won my Refer-A-Comment Contest. I’ll be painting Tess in monochromatic oils on an 8×8 canvas panel.

    Today is also Pam’s 50th Birthday – so stop over and wish her a Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday, Pam!!

    Baby Buffy Puppy Portrait


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    Meet Baby Buffy, half bichon frise and half havanese, this cute little girl is stylin’ in her little red dress and pink collar. I’ll be painting her in oil on a 4″ x 4″ canvas. I sketched her up yesterday afternoon and will work on her within the next week or two.

    Final Scan & Detail : Katie


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    Custom Dog Portrait : Katie
    12? x 16? Oil Painting
    3/4″ Traditional Profile Wrapped Canvas
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    Katie : Completed Dog Portrait


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    I just completed Katie’s portrait. I tell you what, I think I’ll cough up a furball later on today. Between the feathers and all the fur that’s been flying in my studio lately, I’m surprised I haven’t already!

    I did a pretty darn good color match (on my monitor, at least) of her portrait. I’m excited to scan her and show you her teeth, and nose – and eye! Details on her painting – this is a custom oil painting (of course) of my clients sweet yellow lab on a 12×16 stretched canvas. (I photographed her for her portrait, as well.)

    She’s a pretty girl. I’ll post those final scan detail shots when she’s dry. Until then – enjoy!

    (View Katie’s painting in progress)

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