Saturday, June 28, 2014

Who...Me?-Boston Terrier

 Close ups

 Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Susan, in Florida, was the gracious host this week who provided a bunch of colorful photos!

Had to try her Boston Terrier named Henry! That innocent expression really needed to be painted.

This is oil on a 7x5 canvas panel. I first toned the support with red acrylic, then painted away with oils (thickly applied in selected spots). I debated about painting the background, but decided against it. The little guy looked perfectly at home against the original acrylic background.
Hope ya like it!

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking and commenting!


 Psalm 145:8     "The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in mercy and loving-kindness."
 

9 comments:

  1. He's a handsome one, Dean!

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    1. I thought he was a good looking little fella too, Sherry...Thanks!

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  2. I LOVE how you painted Henry! I can see the smoothness in his fur and I love his adorable eyes! Excellent work, Dean!!

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    1. Thanks, Hilda!
      I enjoyed your landscape and your mountain lion tale!

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  3. This turned out super Dean! I have used acrylic beneath oil also. I do this for my chair paintings, then smear oil on, then draw into the oil exposing the acrylic beneath. I never thought of just leaving acrylic exposed. It looks great and wow what a capture in those eyes you have achieved.

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    1. Hi, Lisa...Thank you! I have toned my supports with acrylic for a number of years now. It has multiple benefits.

      I loved your moleskin sketches and painting!

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  4. You captured the impishness of this adorable dog!

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    1. Thank you, Celeste! I enjoyed your work with a value study. It's good to be reminded of the importance of this practice.

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  5. Good morning Dean!.... "Oh Henry"... those innocent eyes don't fool me!

    Love the strong contrast created by your vivid choice of backdrop versus the "quiet" and soulful pose of Henry! Get the eyes... and nail the portrait they say. Sure is true here Dean! Bravo... again!

    Happy Fourth to you my Friend! Stay cool !

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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