Friday, January 15, 2010

BAILEY

10x10 oil on canvas sold

Another black dog for me, I recently wrote on facebook how the last 5 or 6 dogs I've painted have all been black and I have 2 more black dogs this weekend waiting for their turn on the easel. Bailey's portrait was commissioned for her owner's birthday, it was important her collar be part of the painting because she goes no where without her jewels. I have not painted a lot of square canvases; I like this format and hope to do more in the future. Take care and thank you for visiting!

17 comments:

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Square canvas sounds like fun!!! Love the black dog...since I have one and he is so photogenic!!!
Angela, I love this pup-portrait (puportrait???).

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Angela
What a beautiful portrait!
So gorgeous.
xoxo
tweedles

Art with Liz said...

Bailey is beautiful Angela and that square format is rather nice.

AutumnLeaves said...

Angela, with that expression and that magnificent shiny coat you have captured, I just know Bailey's mom is going to love this exquisite portrait! Beautiful work!!

L.Holm said...

I love Bailey! You are my hero for painting these black animals so beautifully. It's tough to get the form to pop in close dark values, and you've done it gloriously.

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful painting, Angela. You are so good at conveying the sheen on a dog's coat.

Kerri Settle said...

I agree, you do a great job every time capturing the sheen of a black dog's coat. I really love the square format in canvas - it feels very contemporary.

Carol DeMumbrum said...

Angela, I love this painting! You captured the puppy's personality so well! I am really enjoying your blog!

Pattie Wall said...

Bailey is lovely - I usually do a blue-ish shine on that black fur, but I really like your pinkish shine...makes it warmer. Nice one!

Judy Mackey said...

Black animals are difficult and you do it sooo beautifully. This portrait of Bailey is sure to bring joy to the commissioner.

Dean H. said...

Great pet portrait, Angela! I agree with the rest...the sheen on the fur is super!

sam said...

Lovely painting Angela. I use the square format a lot, I think its great for portraits really focuses the attention on the subject.

Ann Rogers said...

Square is good...and so is Bailey! You can really capture that black silky coat perfectly, Angela! Amazed at how much you can paint and still work full time. You inspire me!

Gwen Bell said...

Such beautiful highlights. Like the way he's glimpsing to the side with the ears alert. Black animals are so hard to paint but yours are always so lively!

Nancy Medina said...

Now that you are finished with your beautiful black dog, can you come finish my black cat? : ) Great work Angela. There is a reason you left the pet portrait competition last year with all those ribbons lady. I cannot wait to see what you submit next year!
xxoxo

Ellen said...

Great painting! That fur just shines so beautifully!

Carol Horzempa said...

Beautiful portrait, Angela! I love the square format and the red color adds has just the right touch. I agree with everyone, great job on the shinny black fur!