View Full Version : WIP - Started a commission of a friends 3 dogs

01-21-2017, 01:35 PM
Waltercolour started of two whippets, Ludo and Rollo, and an Italian Greyhound, Nico.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2017/1989627-IMG_4177.JPG

01-21-2017, 10:53 PM
Great start!

01-22-2017, 08:09 AM
Looking good so far! :)

01-22-2017, 09:25 AM
Thank you. Did some work on Nico, the blue Italian Greyhound. Need to add a blue tinge, I think.

chammi kaiser
01-22-2017, 10:13 AM
Looking great Penny. Greyhounds are such elegant dogs and you have caught that nicely.

01-22-2017, 02:20 PM

Thank you Chammi. Yes, lovely breeds. I am waiting for the painting to dry so I can erase some of the pencilling, then will add more shading. The commissioner wants a pale blue background and is happy to have their heads like this, without bodies. I need to add highlights in their eyes.

I cropped it for uploading - there is more border all round (the dog at the top left isn't off the edge of the painting) so it should look better when it has a mount and a frame.


01-22-2017, 03:59 PM
I love greyhounds and whippets, such sweet faces :) Great work so far!

Barbra G
01-22-2017, 04:07 PM
Looking really good, agree about highlights and wondering about size?

01-22-2017, 08:01 PM
Beautiful work! Nice expressions on their faces!

01-23-2017, 05:08 AM
Thank you, Emile, Barbara and Sheryl.

The piece of cartridge paper was given me by a cartographer and I wasn't sure how it would take watercolour. Luckily, I don't use wet on wet very much, or I think it would buckle. I used an area approx 15" x 15".

Ludo, at the top, and Rollo, on the right, measures 8" x 6" and Nico the Italian Greyhound, in the middle, measures 5" x 6".


01-23-2017, 05:24 AM
going well so far... I think you need a background that makes the figure stand out... do you have an idea of how that will look?

01-23-2017, 08:47 AM
I've worked enough on this, I think. If it was for myself, I would have a darker blue background.

It always surprises me when I am part way through a painting and there the dogs are, looking out of the paper!

🐾Ludo, Rollo and Nicohttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2017/1989627-IMG_4188.JPG

sea dangler
01-23-2017, 10:22 AM
Lovely work Penny!,I to would prefer a darker background.

01-23-2017, 04:16 PM

01-23-2017, 04:19 PM
Fedetony - I would have chosen a darker background, but the pale blue was what was requested.

Thank you, Dave. It's being stuck onto board by the framer to smooth out wrinkles and a cream mount and limed frame have been chosen. When it's back from the framer, I will post a final photo.

Thank you, everyone, for your support and comments. It was quite scary, being my first commission, and me being a real amateur!