Saturday, April 19, 2008

Oil on board, 10" x 8"

This is another commissioned dog portrait. I love dogs and we've been pretty lonesome since losing Pablo, our great little Beagle cross, last fall. It's been fun doing these portraits, since I feel I get to know the dog while I'm painting them, even if it's just from photos. In the case of Sammy I had the good fortune to meet him, which helped a lot.

I'll be gone over the weekend and plan to be back Monday with another post. Have a great weekend, everyone.


Frank Gardner said...

Very nice. I like how you countered all of that cool fur and reflected light on it with the warmer bits.
You did a great job with his expression.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Frank!

laura said...

What a wonderful portrait! I had a dog like this once (a Lab mix), and that look of intelligence and inquiry makes me think of Miranda!
I'm sorry about Pablo. I lost my 16-year-old Cleo a few years ago, and still think of--and look for--her every time I pass one of her favorite spots.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Laura. Yes, we get awfully attached to these pooches, don't we? I wish dogs had longer lifespans.