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MonicaB
05-25-2004, 05:34 PM
Wow, I am really liking this acrylic stuff! Wish I hadn't waited so long to try it.

This is AC, a retired CCI dog (Canine Companions for Independence). She is about 10 and was just diagnosed with a fast-growing cancer, so I painted this for her mum. It's 9x12 on canvas pad. This is not only my first dog in acrylics, it's my first black dog. Any C&C welcome.

Godzoned
05-25-2004, 07:24 PM
:clap:

You have captured the age really well with the grey around the mouth and neck. And the eyes are beautiful and deep.

You have done really well good for you

HRH Goldie
05-26-2004, 05:32 AM
I'm sure her owner will be delighted in the fact that you appear to have captured her kindly nature and faithful spirit. She looks like a grand old lady and I'm sure they will treasure it always. :clap:
I bet you spent many an hour mulling over the varying shades you need to get in black lol! I can only imagine ;)
Christine

Bobbo
05-26-2004, 07:42 AM
impressive rendering,
no problems with black and acrylics here
those eyes really look old

only thing i have a problem with,
is the cut-off at the neck
makes him look like a trophy,
i would have painted it to the bottom
doesn't take anything away from your painting skills though!!

MonicaB
05-26-2004, 08:27 AM
Thanks, Godzoned, Christine, and Bobbo. Yes, Bobbo, I agree with the cut-offness (is that a word? :D). That's what I get for trying to fit it on a 9x12. Thanks for the comments!

ExpressiveAngie
05-26-2004, 09:02 AM
Christine called her a *grand ole Lady* and I think that is just perfect...great job.

Moosehead
05-26-2004, 10:55 AM
I agree with Bobbo about the neck. Otherwise, beautifully done. There's a sadness conveyed. I'm sorry about her illness.

Lady Carol
05-26-2004, 11:20 AM
Black fur is so hard to do and you did it brilliantly.

MonicaB
05-26-2004, 03:56 PM
Angie, Jon, and Carol -- thanks so much! I really surprised myself on this one. :p

I got a better scan that looks more like it does in real life. Have to get the hang of scanning acrylics.

HRH Goldie
05-26-2004, 04:34 PM
This scan is superb - painting couldn't be be bettered :clap:
Christine

MonicaB
05-26-2004, 09:35 PM
Gosh, thanks, Christine. You're doing wonders for my ego. :p