Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gracie




















oil on canvas panel 6x6 inches

Gracie is a little apricot toy poodle owned by my friend, Gwen. Gracie is sweet and happy, but not very smart. I guess not all dogs are created equal. Transparent red oxide, cad yellow medium and white worked well for the apricot color. I left quite a bit of the pink ground peeking through her fur so she'd relate to the background and not look like she was cut out and pasted on. To see Gwen's other dog portrait commissions, go to "labels" below this post and click on "dog portraits." Sadly, Abigail passed away a few weeks after I finished her portrait. Gwen has a new little dog for me to paint, but she has to grow up a bit first.

4 comments:

  1. Her eyes are right on. Love the brushwork.
    It's a beautiful portrait. Very well done.

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  2. Such a dainty tribute Karen! Great color and expression.

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