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cornwall
07-06-2010, 04:53 PM
I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing this lovely dog before painting him. Soft Pastel on Clairefontaine Pastelmat 12x8 inches.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2010/179490-P1040457.JPG (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2010/179490-P1040462.JPG (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2010/179490-P1040465.JPG (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2010/179490-P1040466.JPG (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2010/179490-P1040469.JPG (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#)

And finally the finished portrait.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2010/179490-P1040480.JPG (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#)

bnoonan
07-06-2010, 04:59 PM
Unbelievable! It looks like a photograph! Nicely done!

barb

bnoonan
07-06-2010, 05:00 PM
No wait - Better than a photograph.... What am I thinking!!!! :):clap: :clap: :clap:

chuas2
07-06-2010, 05:05 PM
This is beautiful! I'm sure his owners will love this portrait of their happy dog!
Chuas

Susan Jenkins
07-06-2010, 05:31 PM
Yep...I'm with Barb!! Better than a photo!!! This is just wonderful!!
The expression on this dog makes me so happy! What a beautiful pet portrait!!!

MORE!!!!! PLEASE!!!
:) susan

PattJ
07-06-2010, 06:16 PM
What a marvelous painting!! Lovely, lovely work......thanks for showing your process.

Paula Ford
07-06-2010, 11:35 PM
WOW!!! Fabulous!!

winecountry
07-07-2010, 12:29 AM
completely fabulous portrait, I used pastelmat for the first time today...sure is expensive, but really nice to work on.

SonyaJ
07-07-2010, 08:01 AM
Very nice! His owner will no doubt be thrilled with this - you definitely captured a happy, smiling dog there :). You did an amazing job giving him a nose that looks like it would cold and wet if you touched it.

Thanks for sharing the photos of your process as well.

marpeters55
07-07-2010, 11:38 AM
I'm with Barb. Let us know what your subject thinks of it!

Finvarra
07-07-2010, 12:39 PM
Beautifully painted, I'm sure the owners will treasure this happy pictureof their dog.

Cheers
Finvarra

saramathewson
07-07-2010, 01:37 PM
Love this and as Barb said "better than a photo!"

At first I thought he was going to be a black lab. I had one that got very gray in the face at a very young age. i don't have her anymore but my kids have said she i fully gray in the face now:)

But you have done a beautiful job.

Don't you just love pastelmat?

Sara

Merethe T
07-07-2010, 03:08 PM
Absolutely gorgeous work! How do you like the Pastelmat? Would love to try it....looks like it's good for detailwork, the fur looks great! Well, everything does.... ;)

crazywoman53
07-07-2010, 03:58 PM
Wow this is just fantastic!!!! Thanks for showing the WIP too.

alija1001
07-12-2010, 05:37 PM
Great picture love the colours.

artnlife
07-13-2010, 02:24 AM
Superb, love the wetness in the nose and eyes... :thumbsup:

Also I like the way the background was done :)

Turpintine45
07-13-2010, 03:02 AM
A beautiful painting and you have captured the dogs joyous pesonality. Great job. Jen

pathagle
07-13-2010, 08:38 AM
This is incredible! The dog has so much personality and the fur is amazing. Did you use any pastel pencil in creating him?

Ruthie57
07-13-2010, 03:50 PM
Brilliant portrait Mark! Stan looks like a great character. Was sure I'd commented on this....and I have, but not here!

PeggyB
07-13-2010, 07:44 PM
When I scrolled to Barb's first comment, I wanted to say, "No Barb, much better than a photograph!" Then I saw her second comment. :) I'm sure the owner will be thrilled, and you should get many more commissions from this one.

Thanks for the wip. It is always fun and informative to see how someone proceeds through their painting.

Peggy

jillstefaniwagner
07-13-2010, 08:10 PM
Very cool! Love seeing the detail build, bit by bit. Really nice job!

SusieGS
07-13-2010, 09:16 PM
Oh my goodness!! Beautiful! I want some pastelmat.... (pouting).

RainySea
07-27-2010, 12:48 AM
beautiful. . . amazing fur texture. Love you work.