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debee
07-13-2008, 01:30 PM
Just finished this one today. The black background was the request of the person who commissioned this piece. I was a bit challenged by the composition because I was working from two different photos. I didn't want to lose the original pose with her hand laying on the dogs head so I pushed him back a tad.

16 x 20

C&C welcome as usual.

Thanks for looking.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jul-2008/80144-haley_and_cherokee.jpg

~~Kathleen
07-13-2008, 01:47 PM
Very nice
~~Kathleen

Bill_E
07-13-2008, 02:04 PM
Well done. The rendering of the hair and fur is great.

Linee
07-13-2008, 02:33 PM
Awesome work! The look positively happy. :)

George Servais
07-13-2008, 02:53 PM
Absolutely awesome:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

OkeeKat
07-13-2008, 03:26 PM
Absoulutely beautiful!! I love all of it, the black background looks great, makes their colors realy pop out!! Excellently done!!:clap:

rmc
07-13-2008, 04:55 PM
very very nice work on both the girl and the dog - I'm sure they will be delighted with the commission

Lady Carol
07-13-2008, 07:36 PM
Fabulous

Bizkit
07-13-2008, 07:43 PM
This is great!!!! I gotta give huge KUDOS to anyone that even attempts to paint real life people, it is soooooo easy to make someone hate you after you paint them that I really just will not do it. I think I would rather go hungry than have to paint a person. The ONLY way I would do this would be in POP ART form where you cant really really tell features so welll........
Again, KUDOS to you for a great job on this!!! I salute you!!!

gaykir
07-13-2008, 08:18 PM
Really very lovely! I only wish the painting had faded out at the bottom instead of this more sudden end. The bottom bothers me in an otherwise beautiful portrait.

susme48
07-13-2008, 08:39 PM
Very well done, Debbie!!!

Artchrispy
07-13-2008, 09:26 PM
Really great Debbie. The textures are fantastic and the eyes really show soul. Excellent.

pinkandpurple
07-13-2008, 09:31 PM
This is outstanding! Nice detail

taylorh
07-14-2008, 12:36 AM
this is super! I could only wish that I could paint humans that well.

arl
07-14-2008, 08:41 AM
Beautiful work and composition.

debee
07-14-2008, 11:44 AM
Thank you all for the kind remarks. I haven't painted a dog in about 15 years so I was a little nervous on the outcome of this one. Your comments are much appreciated.

LavenderFrost
07-14-2008, 12:05 PM
Great job! You really have a knack for fur and hair. I think you should do more animals.

lilbelle
07-14-2008, 05:21 PM
I agree Debbie, great job on the dog's fur and the girl's hair! Well done!

Margaret 59
07-14-2008, 07:37 PM
Wow Debbie, very well done!!

Ms.Understood
07-14-2008, 08:24 PM
I love the tongue on the dog! I think the dog would be even harder than the person, but a little person is harder than a grown up person--whew, I get a headache even contemplating this!
BRAVO!:clap:

debee
07-15-2008, 09:37 AM
Thanks everyone.

lol Jenny. The dog is a mixed breed and I'm told that has something to do with his odd tongue color. When it comes to difficulty, it doesn't matter much if its a dog or a child or a watermelon....the process in getting to the finished result is very much the same. Sometimes I need to remind myself of that. lol.

Thanks again for looking.

edtree
07-15-2008, 11:42 AM
:wave: It's a beautiful painting, Debbie! The dog and the young gal are so well painted, but then, you are a phenomenal artist no matter what you paint! I can see this in a oval frame.:wink2: Really great work! :thumbsup: :D

Elizabeth