Monday, January 12, 2015



This was so fun to paint. The fur on the Labradoodle was a first for me. A challenging experience that grew me!

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  1. Love the subtle color in this. The stripes add so much, without taking away from the dogs.

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    1. Thank you Cris. I thought that the strip helped lead the viewers eyes around the painting!

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  2. I love this! You nailed the expressions. I'm working on using watercolor on wood panels similar to your technique.

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    1. Elisha, I could find your site to see your work! I would love to see how you are using your wood panels with watercolor

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    2. It is elishadasenbrock.com, thank you for asking, however I don't know if I posted the painting I did there. Here is the link to a picture of my first try:

      http://tinyurl.com/k47wkxj

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  3. Great expression in both pups - I think it's amazing that you keep the rest of the panel so free of paint - how do you do that? This must have taken you a long time to paint that fur. Paint on!

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    1. Hey Pattie, Thanks so much!! It is hard to keep the paint off the wood panel and sometimes it feels like it hinders me but I have found that I can sand the acrylic or oil off. It does lighten the wood a bit but you can make it work. I have thought about actually staining the wood, maybe when I am done painting and the paint is dry

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  4. So sweet! Another wonderful piece!

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  5. This is awesome. Really like how you incorporated the dog colors in the couch. Wow, can you do this in a day?

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  7. Thanks everyone for your kind comments! Pattie, to answer your question, I underpaint in acrylic to act as a gesso and then overpaint in oils. If I get any paint on the pure wood panels, I will sand it off, even when it is wet. It seems to work well. Nelvia, I do paint 8 plus hours a day on my painting but yea, this one took longer than a day!

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  8. Wonderful! I look forward to seeing more of your work on G+

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  9. Both dogs are beautiful!! Love the fir especially on that Labradoodle....wow!!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! You captured so much personality!

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    1. Thanks again, Melinda!! I appreciate your kind comments!

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  12. I came here to visit after seeing your kind comment on my blog - very impressed with your paintings! You really met the challenge of shaggy fur and the subtle modulations of dark fur in this one.

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    1. Ruth, thanks for looking and for your wonderful comments. This one was so fun!!!

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    1. Lou Ann, You are so sweet! Thanks so much!!

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  14. Wow - great expression and great composition. Thank yo for your kind comments on my blog

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  15. What a beautiful piece of artwork!!

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  16. Thanks Chris. That is such a nice compliment!

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  17. Tam - the expressions you have captured are delightful - and the painting of the fur is amazing! What a wonderful painting.
    Connie

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