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04-25-2013, 08:41 AM
This is a Bernese Mountain dog recently painted for a friend..
"Bentley", 11" x 14" on Belgium Mist Wallis with an assort of TL, Senneliers, mixed bag, NuPastel and Carb Othellos...Thanks for looking!
04-25-2013, 09:53 AM
WOW...looks sooo real....
Hi Mike:lol: there I was, thinking Mike is doing a Car??
What a lovely pooch portrait. Perfect rendering and like your birds, you have that great vignette style background that suits the subject so well.
04-25-2013, 11:40 AM
Fantastic portrait Mike! He even looks like a "Bentley." His eyes are so alive (the "heart" of any animal portrait in my opinion). I'm sure your friend is thrilled!
04-25-2013, 11:56 AM
Me too. What, is *Mike* doing a *car*?
Beautiful, going from loose to just the necessary details, giving it 3D.
04-25-2013, 12:02 PM
Beautiful, he looks ready to run the second you say go!
04-25-2013, 12:39 PM
I don't recall seeing you paint dog portraits before, but you should. You must know this pup, because the first thought that came to me was "love". Your friend is lucky!
04-25-2013, 03:44 PM
have seen some of the small trailer ' landscape ' paintings on your site , so
thought this might be a bit of irony . :D
the character of the breed(s) comes thru so well here . :thumbsup:
congrats on your award and informed collector spotlight !!!
04-25-2013, 06:27 PM
Love it. :clap: Pam
04-25-2013, 06:42 PM
Beautiful portrait of a very handsome dog and as usual, a perfect background :)
04-26-2013, 12:47 AM
Beautiful portrait, I just love that background!
04-26-2013, 02:20 AM
Very beautiful portrait, and realistic !
Don't know anything about dogs yet I know a perfect dog painting once I see it! Very impressive, 3D, with a clever background. Congratulations!
04-26-2013, 06:03 AM
Love it. Once again for me you BG is fabulous, and what a handsome painting of a handsome dog.
04-26-2013, 01:08 PM
Gorgeous Mike. So "alive". I love his scruffy fur.
I have been asked to do a greyhound for a friend. The whole dog, not a head. Long, sleek, beautiful ladydog. I am scared to death and cannot bring myself to start!
04-28-2013, 12:37 PM
jackiesimmonds Thanks...I can't wait to see what you do with the greyhound..I know it'll be a winner!
Ed Thanks Ed...both were quite a surprise.
water girl Appreciate it! I have done a few dog portraits and do enjoy them as a break to the still lifes.
Charlie Thanks...can't imagine ever doing a car but they might be fun.
artistat38, derek, Kris, Turpintine45, Pam, Nicole, allydoodle, toniov, raxu, twiglet Appreciate the kind words and thanks for looking!
04-28-2013, 03:13 PM
This is a beauty of a dog that is rendered in a beautiful way, I love it. Love the background treatment as well.
04-28-2013, 03:50 PM
Thanks Kayek...appreciate it!
04-28-2013, 10:27 PM
Very, very nice.
04-29-2013, 08:34 AM
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