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Barb'sArt
02-29-2012, 02:28 PM
Hi All,
Just finishing up on this Pastel, 8 x 10.
This is from a ref. from one of the Spinone Italiano owners I've recently contacted for ref. photos, Catherin Ryan.
Still needs a bit of tweeking on the mom's nose, and a bit more shading right behind the pup's ear.
Anything else you all see let me know! Thanks!
CC's always welcomed!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Feb-2012/190936-All_tucked_in_final_2_sm..jpg

Lexycat
02-29-2012, 03:23 PM
That fur is gorgeous Barb, well done, I love it! Is this ampersand pastelboard also?

Barb'sArt
02-29-2012, 04:05 PM
Thanks Lexy! Yes, I should have mentioned that, it's Ampersand pastelbord.

evartpat
02-29-2012, 04:20 PM
What a sweet image...well done!! :)

Phranque
02-29-2012, 06:13 PM
That is a great image!

Winky'sMom
02-29-2012, 06:53 PM
So sweet!

Barb'sArt
02-29-2012, 07:52 PM
Thank you so much for your much appreciated comments evartpat, Frank, and Winky'sMom!

I just couldn't resist painting this tender image when I received the ref., so adorable:) :).
Been doing a few, mostly white, dogs lately(and more to come), as I'm trying to improve my work in use of colors to represent the white.

After studying this a bit more, I am going to rework the pup's ear a bit more as it looks a bit flat. And as mentioned in my OP, will work on the area just behind the pup's ear as I think pup's head looks a bit disconnected:eek:
Does the momma's nose look right? Seems off to me somehow.

Anything else you think needs attention, please let me know, as I am really trying to improve my work. Thanks:wave:

Dave Hawk
02-29-2012, 07:52 PM
With the few touches you mentioned, I see a very qute painting. Nice.

Barb'sArt
02-29-2012, 08:22 PM
Thanks Dave!
Been watching news of the devastation from an early morning tornado near me. I had actually had next to no sleep when I tried to finish this today. No sleep, due to the same storm causing me to retreat to my basement. An F-4 tornado hit Harrisburg, IL(about an hr. from me) just shortly after it passed over me.
My prayers go out to all those affected by this deadly tornado, which took the lives of at least 6 people(at last news cast).
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2012/02/29/10-killed-in-possible-tornado-in-southern-illinois/

I will work on it more tomorrow, with rested eyes.
Thank you again!

Nonie Wideman
02-29-2012, 11:47 PM
glad you are ok....a warm fuzzy feel good piece of art

bluemoonstar
03-01-2012, 12:06 AM
Aw, that's precious! Beautifully done!

chammi kaiser
03-01-2012, 09:31 AM
Barb, wonderful work on the hair. Really well done and such a charming reference. Love it.

lisapencil
03-01-2012, 10:33 AM
This is gorgeous artwork, well done. Glad you are okay from the storm and so very glad I live in the UK where we don't get damaging tornados, it must be frightening. :eek:

Molesworth
03-01-2012, 12:20 PM
Very sweet and a great job on the fur.

Peter

Barb'sArt
03-01-2012, 12:58 PM
Nonie- Thank you for viewing and comment!
bluemoonstar- Glad you like, thank you!
chammi- Thank you for your kind comment. I admire your work, so happy you approve of my fur rendering!
lisapencil- Thanks! yes, the storms here can be quite scary. I'm just glad I have a basement for me and my dogs to retreat to. It's early in the year for this type of storm, but we've had such a mild Winter, I expected the storms to start earlier.
Molesworth-thanks! I enjoyed doing this one.

midcoast
03-01-2012, 05:46 PM
Absolutely adorable!!

Nancy

Barb'sArt
03-02-2012, 05:20 PM
Thanks Nancy!:)

ArtbyPeggy
03-03-2012, 12:50 AM
Awwww what a GREAT IMAGE!!!
I love it!

Kanielle
03-03-2012, 05:27 AM
Oh, this is adorable! Nice work on the fur especially.

purplepansey
03-03-2012, 08:32 AM
Love it, wonderfully painted and sweet look of the two snuggled together.

Barb'sArt
03-03-2012, 11:40 AM
Peggy, Kanielle, and purplepansey-
Thanks so much for your comments!
I haven't had a minute to fix the things that I mentioned I see need fixing, but will do so today.