Sunday, July 22, 2018

Dog Painting, Pet Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 8x10" Oil on Canvas

My neighbor Ellen, commissioned me to do paintings of her two fur babies.

I was happy when she loved this painting.  She felt I captured his spirit well.

In some ways, it is more difficult to paint a pet, because the owner is so hyper aware of every little aspect of their beloved animal.  This little guy had hair that stood up straight on top of his head, and super long eyelashes.  The owner looked for that in the portrait, as well as all the color variations of the animal.  She pronounced it a good likeness.....whew!

Carol Schiff


hmuxo said...

Love this little dog portrait, Carol!!!! Excellent painting.

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Carol, yes that is a wonderful portrait. It looks like a sweet little dog I'd enjoy getting to know. Glad the owner was pleased, I don't see how she couldn't be.