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Mike_Beeman
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!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Apr-2013/49603-bentley_pastel2rwcr.jpg

artistat38
04-25-2013, 09:53 AM
WOW...looks sooo real....

Prashanti.

Dcam
04-25-2013, 11:05 AM
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.

derek

chuas2
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!
Kris

Colorix
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.

Turpintine45
04-25-2013, 12:02 PM
Beautiful, he looks ready to run the second you say go!

water girl
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!

sketchZ1ol
04-25-2013, 03:44 PM
hello
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 !!!

Ed

pastel65
04-25-2013, 06:27 PM
Love it. :clap: Pam

gecko99
04-25-2013, 06:42 PM
Beautiful portrait of a very handsome dog and as usual, a perfect background :)

Nicole

allydoodle
04-26-2013, 12:47 AM
Beautiful portrait, I just love that background!

toniov
04-26-2013, 02:20 AM
Very beautiful portrait, and realistic !

raxu
04-26-2013, 04:51 AM
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!

twiglet
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.

jackiesimmonds
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!

Mike_Beeman
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!

kayek
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.

Mike_Beeman
04-28-2013, 03:50 PM
Thanks Kayek...appreciate it!

rsmith.1141
04-28-2013, 10:27 PM
Very, very nice.

Mike_Beeman
04-29-2013, 08:34 AM
Thanks Randy!