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Lorraine Paris
12-30-2012, 06:52 AM
Oil on a 40 x 40 cm canvas. This is a portrait of my friends dog which I am meant to give to her as a surprise. Hope she'll like it!! C & C most welcome.


12-30-2012, 01:06 PM
Nice work Lorraine difficult to help without the reference though it seems to me the right dog's pupil is smaller than the left

Vivien Maloney
12-30-2012, 01:43 PM
Very nice painting. Is he a Jack Russel or a Fox Terrier? He looks lively and your colors are good but I do agree with Robert about the eyes.

12-30-2012, 07:34 PM
Nice painting but too hard to critique without your ref pic with it

Lorraine Paris
12-31-2012, 04:06 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Dec-2012/176100-Elaines_Dog.jpg Thank you all for your c & c which are useful. I am sending the reference photo I worked on. Thanks for looking.

12-31-2012, 10:11 AM
Hi Lorraine thanks for posting the photo this way you can get help
I think your painting needs more contrasts and to staigten the nose the yeaers have been enlarge too
I enlarged the dog's right eye too compare the two pict and see if you prefer so you can do it


Lorraine Paris
12-31-2012, 11:38 AM
thanks Robert for the suggestions you kindly forwarded. I can see where i can improve my painting. Thanks for your time and i wish you a prosperous new year

chammi kaiser
01-01-2013, 12:12 PM
I am sure your friend is going to be delighted with this. You have had some good advice from Robert and with a few little changes , it will be just fine. Looking forward to your next one.

Lorraine Paris
01-01-2013, 03:13 PM
thanks Chammi for your lovely comments.