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i started this one out in colored pencils and didn't like it a bit so i spent the time and went over it with acrylics. I think i will put it in an oval matting before framing. Welcome c&c please. This is my 3rd acrylic painting.:wave:
love those eyes - you do do detail fabulously!!!!!!
01-31-2007, 03:09 AM
Wow, very real. Reminds me of my uncle's dog, so it makes me kinda sad.
01-31-2007, 09:18 AM
Very nice work on the dog. Very soft and good focus on the face.
Ruth: you should see them in real life... thanks for the kind words.:wave:
Dueck: There's a special place in my heart for 'each' companion that I
have had in my past. One day this painting will be a memorial also
and that will be a good memory... Be happy!:clap:
this is a better picture with digital camera than my scanner...
Ann: thanks. Should i use a matt or gloss finishing spray on this?
01-31-2007, 10:26 AM
I KNOW THIS PIECE!!! I think the transition from the colored pencil to acrylics went well!!!
I recommend a varnish spray. I love Kamar Varnish -- been hard to find lately.
Leslie: is this a gloss spray?
01-31-2007, 04:39 PM
It has a shine but with just one spray it's not too shiny. Kamar also sells matt finishes if you are not interested in shine.
01-31-2007, 05:08 PM
Wow! Great job!
Leslie: i sprayed one layer on it and it gave it a nice sheen. It needed it as it was somewhat dull from me using a looser acrylic. Thanks for the advise. I had to pay $9 for the can when Art Supplies online sell it for around $5. Oh well, it will last for quite a while. Now i can get back to finishing up Jeff Gordon with graphite that i had put down to do this painting. :)
Jeff: thanks for the kind input
01-31-2007, 08:36 PM
Somewhere out there is a dog looking for his lost nose, which somehow got stuck on your painting. (sorry, that sounds a bit macabre, I guess:angel:) Beautiful job on the dog. :cool:
01-31-2007, 10:02 PM
Thanks Firebrush and Dreamz.
02-01-2007, 04:54 AM
Well done :thumbsup:
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