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11-20-2005, 02:45 PM
I have nearly finished the dog, and then just the background to go. Probably the hardest thing for me because i don't normally get that far to finishing them. But i have painted it with watercolour on a Reeves watercolour board, 22.5cm by 15cm. I would really appreciate all advice on how to improve it and any suggestions for background. I was thinking maybe thistley things infront of the spaniel to contrast in texture, but then what about in the distance. Thanks to whoever's reference photo this is from the RIL, i noticed that somebody has also painted from it recently.

11-20-2005, 06:13 PM

This is great, I would keep the BG very undeveloped - especially if you are putting in a foreground

11-20-2005, 10:28 PM
Wow - you've done a lovely painting of the dog. I would agree with keeping the background loose. But if it were my painting I wouldn't add anything to the foreground, it would just take away from the dog and you've done such a beautiful job on him.

11-21-2005, 12:39 AM
Beautiful painting! I'd hold on the background myself, but if you really wanted to add something, maybe the suggestion of a lake with reeds/rushes at the edges and coming into the foreground, or just a blueish loose portrait style background. But I like it as it is:)


11-21-2005, 08:46 AM
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You did a beautiful job on the dog! I agree with everyone else about the bg!

Jody :D

11-21-2005, 11:44 AM
Looking great! I will check back to see what you decide.

11-21-2005, 11:51 AM
WOW! In watercolour! http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Nov-2005/33616-32965-smilie_on_knees_bowing_row.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Nov-2005/33616-11613-jawdrop.gif :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

11-21-2005, 11:58 AM
Great job on the dog. I also think you should not do a detailed background keep it vague. I love the dog's eyes very expressive and I like the soft loose style of the ears very pretty.

11-23-2005, 11:32 AM
WOW! Thats amazing! :clap: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2005/60220-00000024.gif

(Hey Deirdre you stole my emoticon lol! )

11-23-2005, 11:54 AM
(Hey Deirdre you stole my emoticon lol! )
I DID NOT I stole it off a moderator in 2003!!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:
So....WHERE did you get yours? :mad: :mad: :p :p