Monday, February 4, 2013

Portrait of a Lhasa Apso (oil on canvas 8 x 10 in.) Private collection

Yes, it was a great photo! This beloved little dog named Shaila has been gone for a while now, and is much missed by her people.

I enjoy doing commissions of pets. It is thrilling when people recognize their four-footed friends in my paintings.

This one was done on a dark brown underpainting, and I decided to retain the rich darkness for the background, even though the original photo was taken of the dog against a white kitchen floor. The lighting came from two sides - bright and warm from the left and cooler and a little more subdued from the right - couldn't have posed her better in a studio!

1 comment:

  1. Excellent! I'm sure that Shaila's family must have been so pleased with this portrait.


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