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  • Lola : Silver Lab Portrait WIP #2


    Lola silver lab puppy dog custom portrait in oil by Leanne Wildermuth
    I’ve finished Lola’s background color. It’s very similar to Kona’s portrait, though I’ve lightened it up a bit using Naples Yellow Light with a touch of Yellow Ochre to pull the light mint and gold in her eyes out into the background. The darks will balance the olive in her collar, with the deep fuchsia base in her collar the combination will be really beautiful.

    You can see that I’ve printed several reference photos. Larger for accuracy in color, smaller for accuracy in detail. Her coat color is quite varied in the three photos, the most naturally lit is the puppy photo on the left (c’mon everybody say “awwwww“) so that will be my primary reference for her silver coat color.

    I’ll work the eyes/underpainting tomorrow so you’ll see how the colors come together.


    Sue said,

    Lola has such a happy cute face I wanna just kiss her… I know this will be a great one. I love the background color.


    11.11.2008 @ 2:23 pm
    taba said,

    ooooooooooooooooo pretty girl! :dog:

    11.11.2008 @ 7:56 pm

    That is coming along very nicely. I love the green. Do you do portraits of children? Adults? I would love to have one of my daughter or my husband and daughter.

    11.11.2008 @ 8:59 pm
    Paige said,

    I am so excited to see pics of another WIP! Lola is so darn cute. I love the background color(s) too!

    11.11.2008 @ 10:43 pm

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