Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Meow.

Ooops...I mean Woof! Woof! 11"X14" acrylic on stretched canvas. This was a commission. I paint human and animal portraits on this size canvas for $385 from a photo of the subject. This guy's snout was a kick (not easy) to paint!

22 comments:

Sandy Maudlin said...

You make it look easy, though. What an expressive painting. I bet they loved it, too.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi! I love this dog's expression; very cool!

siete said...

Wow (Not guau)David, is fantastic this work, despite of the fact it's very difficult to retrait dogs....

Greattings.

Enrique.

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you so much, Sandy. They love it, but the sad thing is that the dog died recently from cancer at only 3 years of age.

David Lobenberg said...

Peggy, Yes, the expression was great as well as the lighting. Of course I painted this from a photo, and I think the photo was taken towards the end of the day when the light has that warm glow to it.

David Lobenberg said...

Siete, The muzzle on this dog is fantastic but takes special care to paint. Muchas gracias.

Arti said...

Very expressive portrait, David; wonderful!

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Arti.

RHCarpenter said...

LOL! More like "drool, drool!" Well done! So sorry to read that this big guy is gone.

David Lobenberg said...

Rhonda, let us always be cognizant of the fact that dogs drool and cats rule!

Ruth said...

Love the amazing colors that you "find" in a basically tan animal. Gives him life and harmony. The folds in his snout are what makes him so unique to his breed. You show them beautifully. He shows as one proud animal and this is surely a treasure for the owner.

Carmen said...

Beautifull!!. The dog has the face of good person is a shame he died so young. Great expression.
Greetings

Anonymous said...

I wish I could show this blog post to Karl but it would ruin the Xmas surprise (I don't do well with delaying gratification!). I am crazy happy with the painting of Bogus and I am positive my husband will have a great Xmas this year. Thanks David, for a masterpiece!

David Lobenberg said...

Ruth, yes. I always like to add punch to the colors I see.

David Lobenberg said...

Gracia, Carmen.

David Lobenberg said...

I am so gratified that you like it, Rebecca. Thank you!

Celeste Bergin said...

nicely done. I enjoy that it is not a "fussy" portrait, but it is clear that it captured his personality and looks.

David Lobenberg said...

Celeste, Fussy is bad. I always paint the big picture first, then refine, then determine when to stop and not get fussy.

meera said...

Yes, you make it look easy! Lucky that the dog lives on this wonderful portrait!

Barbara M. said...

Super job. I like the green cast on his fur. The snout was an accomplishment -- A Sistine chapel of a snout.

Take care,

Barbara

Liana Yarckin said...

i have gone through your whole blog. your sense of humor is hysterical. your painting is amazing. please don't stop the watercolors. they are so inspiring to me.

David Lobenberg said...

Liana, I shall be posting a lot of h2o work from now until the end of this yr.