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11-07-2001, 09:49 AM
This is my latest commission in progress. A full explanation of the "models" and colors is posted on the oil painting forum, if anyone is interested in reading more.
An explanation of technique is also on the oil painting forum in response to another artist's question about how to paint fur under the "Help" thread. Renee http://www.LongIslandFineArt.com
11-09-2001, 08:27 PM
Three doggies done and two to go
11-11-2001, 01:14 PM
We don't normally get animal paintings in this forum. I was tempted to move it to the animal and wildlife forum but I see you have posted in there, too.
Great job, though! :D
11-11-2001, 01:40 PM
Sandra, Thank you.
Yes, I am getting much more positive responses on the oil forum and the animal-wildlife forum on this painting rather than here in the portrait forum. :confused:
I always advertise myself as a Family and Pet Heirloom Portraitist. I consider pets part of people's families and people will pay good money to have their pets immortalized as a portrait. ( as much as for their family members ) Fur and skin halftones, though different colors , still have equally complicated value changes.
I just finished the brochure for my upcoming portrait shows which will be mailed to all my old clients. I attach a business card with the tri-fold brochure. This painting will be one of the portraits featured in the brochure images.
This painting is almost completed now. Just one doggie to go. The owner paid over $1200. for this portrait and she has watched the progress and approved every stage of it. I like client involvement and encourage it. They aren't really in charge but they get to approve the progress and that keeps both of us happy with no unpleasant surprises at the completion of the portrait. Renee
Leslie M. Ficcaglia
11-11-2001, 03:52 PM
Sandra, I had the same thought. Nice work as always but better in a different forum. There was a real disconnect in finding that the "Party of Five" was canine here in an area traditionally reserved for portraits of people!
11-11-2001, 06:14 PM
Thank you for your input, Leslie.
Having checked with fellow moderators, it is agreed that the animal and wildlife forum was created to encompass pets. I agree that pets can have portraits too but it would change the intended usage of the portraiture forum to have animals posted here. It may be that the forum description is not clear enough.
This lovely work is clearly not getting the feedback it deserves here so I am moving it to the new Show and Tell forum to share with a wider audience.
I think your work and style is beautiful, but I'm puzzled as to why it is not welcomed in this Forum, or have I mis-understood? As I read things, this forum is for all types of art work. Apologies if I've got the wrong end of the handle.
One other thing, as I'm a new comer here, how do you get your url to appear automatically on posts, without having to type it in each time?
11-11-2001, 07:19 PM
Hi Mo. Welcome to WetCanvas! :D
The Animal and Wildlife forum was created for discussion of the special challenges in portraying animal work. After all, animals have figures, too (well, these ones don't ;) ) but it wouldn't be appropriate to post them in the figure forum. :)
Portraits in all mediums are welcomed in the portraiture forum.
To get your URL to show automatically in every post, why not include it in your signature?
Thanks for the welcome, fellow countrywoman. :)
Thanks for the info on the url posting, ...but I'm still puzzled as to what is accepted in this Forum.. Is just for Portraits? Sorry to appear dim, but as it's titled 'Show an Tell' and encouraging folks to show their work...I fail to see what the problem is as regards new work that depicts animals, ..I see there are lots of comments and encouraging remarks for the beautiful Swan portrait. So is it because this painting " Party Of Five - In Progress" is a domestic animal? I'm still confused!
Sorry to be a pain. :)
11-11-2001, 08:02 PM
Hahaha! I see the confusion. :D
This thread has been moved. It was originally posted in the Portraiture forum. So the start of the thread -- everything up to your first post was made elsewhere. I thought you were coming from portraiture and replied as such. My mistake. You are quite right: we are in Show and Tell where any subject and any medium may be shared with the community.
Sorry for the confusion.
I really should stop posting past my bedtime!
:) Thanks Sandra ,
Methinks, my bed is calling me too!
Nighty night ;)
Boy I'm confused I've tried other forums and get very little feedback. Hmmm So we're really changing everything?
I love dogs and especially love what your doing here *S* I've done a few dog paintings. I have them on my site I've only been painting for about 10 months now *S*
11-12-2001, 06:47 AM
Luvy, Thank you. I am new to the forums and didn't know that portraiture in that forum meant only humans. I do pet portrait commissions as well, ergo the mixup.
I like your children on the beach painting. I do them as well. The link and thumbnails are on my website homepage.
Are you familiar with Fairfield Porter's work? I like his simplicity in design and his use of color:
The best feedback I have gotten so far whether humans or animals comes from the oil painting forum. So, keep trying till you find your niche.
11-12-2001, 08:31 PM
Awesome! I especially like how you`ve done the fur and the expression on their faces.:angel: :angel:
11-13-2001, 07:22 AM
Not sure how I missed this one before ... being the canine lover I am. Beautiful work! Love Sammies ... and you've done a great job on these fellas!! All I can say is 'wonderful ... thanks for sharing!' :clap:
Oh wow! I am waiting with bated breath for the finale!
11-13-2001, 11:04 AM
Thank you Animal and Cheryl,
Cheryl, I have seen you before on either the oil or animal and wildlife forums. I love your name "Auntie Chaos"!
I posted this on those two plus the portrait forums ( since this technically is a commissioned pet portrait ) but I didn't know that only human portraits are permitted on the portrait forum. So they moved me over here. I am so happy they did, because this is a great forum.
Yes, the Samoyeds are all one big happy family ( except when the dad ( top dog) and the son ( bottom right) get into it over who is the alpha male!
11-13-2001, 11:10 AM
Cap, Stay tuned! Last doggie ( Beefsteak ) coming up anyday now!
I see you are from gorgeous Charleston. My brother lives in Myrtle Beach, SC. My sister in law has beautiful WC prints of the basket weavers from Charleston. I hope you are a landscape artist with all that beautiful scenery around you! Renee
Oh! gawd! lanscapes! Lor! I am still finding myself.
In truth it is beautiful around here , but very difficult to portray swamp as so. lol I have done a couple but it is not my forte so to speak!
11-16-2001, 05:20 AM
Warm greetings Impressionist2;
You are indeed a true animal lover and such fact screams authentication in this truly magnificent work in progress. I too love huskies, samoyed's, and shepards, although all dogs are so full of individual character. The closer you get to the finished rendering, the more life is breathed into the painting. It's absolutely gorgeous and barks with life. (sorry for the pun)
Really well done and I look forward to the final rendition.
:clap: :clap: :cat: :clap: :clap:
11-16-2001, 10:31 AM
Racin-Jason, Thanks so much for the kind words.
Yes, I do love the critters. Who could resist pure love?
Here's the half done version of the last doggie, "Beefsteak" , who fights his dad for "Alpha Dog" titled every couple of months or so. Dad is smaller ( the top dog in the painting) but he still wins. Tenacity counts.
I will post the final version after my company ( here for a week through Thanksgiving ) goes back home.
Great work *S* Alfa dog huh? You sound like my daughter We're both dog lovers *S* She trains dogs now. She's going to college and working for PetsMart doing their training classes and loving it. Don't know how college will help her but we're checking into that now LOL Babes on the beach was one of my earlier paintings I did that one in March. I started painting in Jan. I have a long way to go before I sleep as an artist LOL But thanks for looking *S*
11-19-2001, 06:18 AM
Luvy, Lucky you. You're in the right area for babes on the beach!
I just stopped by this am as company is visiting for the week over Thanksgiving ( hope everyone has a great holiday) so I won't be painting or posting till next Monday.
I am a little concerned about the oil drying, but perhaps it's better to come back with a fresh eye anyway before the finish goes on.
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