Saturday, February 18, 2012

Classy-Afghan Hound.

Close ups



Oil on 5x7 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Joel was the great host. Thanks for the terrific reference photos.

I chose to paint this stately dog because the coat is fascinating with all that flowing fur. I had fun laying in the impasto strokes selectively. The impasto was done with a loaded brush....Yes the brush was loaded, not me! No palette knife was used...and no doggies were harmed in the making of this painting... :lol: :lol:

Originally, I believed this was a Russian Wolfhound, and said so in my title. I corrected the title when Kathryn Ragan of Studio At The Farm came to my rescue and pointed out that it's actually an Afghan Hound. Thank you Kathryn! Get over to her fine blog and check out the great demo she did on a super painting of geese!

Thanks for looking!

Available ... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)yahoo.com

My Etsy

Colossians 3:17 "And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

13 comments:

  1. Nice! did you use a palette knife on this? Love the blonde color

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  2. Beautiful dog ... beautiful painting!
    [I'm pretty sure it's an Afghan Hound. Borzoi's, or Russian wolfhounds have narrower heads and muzzles, and the coloration is definitely Afghan ]

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  3. Nice! I love all that juicy paint, works so great for hair.

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  4. Hi Celeste...No palette knife...just a super loaded brush..do one stroke and load it again.

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  5. Thanks for the tip, Kathryn! I checked afghan hounds in Google, and you are definitely right! I changed the title with an edit.

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  6. Thank you, Barbara! Always nice to hear from you!

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  7. Definitely an Afghan Hound here. Beautifully done, Dean, and you've just nailed their gorgeous coats beautifully. One of my favorite photos I've taken is one in which a handler was holding her huge Afghan Hound like he was a baby. Her arms wrapped under his butt, the dog's front paws around her neck. I don't know how she did it as that is a large breed dog, but she did it well.

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  8. Excellent painting, Dean! I thought it was done with the palette knife when I first saw it!! Love the way you throw that paint on!!!

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  9. You really caught that furry look of this beautiful dog, wonderful strokes.

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  10. very beautiful..love your brushwork here!

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  11. Great job on this Dean. The fur is very dramatic.

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  12. Love the texture and movement you captured here, Dean!

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