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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Cambs Times Pet Of The Year Commission


Now that my portrait of LoopyLou is in the safe hands of her owner I can reveal it to you. I remembered to take photographs through some of my painting stages and also made a note of my palette which was all W&N Finity brand acrylic paints:

Yellow Ochre
Quin Violet
Titanium White
Burnt Umber
Diox. Purple
Paynes Gray

Here are the stages in order:



Finished Painting


Joan said...

Beautiful job!! Her owner looks very happy holding it!

Donn said...

What a lovely portrait! I'd be very proud to have this one which I'm sure the owner is. Very good.

Shirley said...

Exquisite. Interesting for me to see the use of acrylics on a colored background support.

Anita Davies said...

Thank you Joan. The owner sent me a private email thanking me, she is delighted!

Thanks Donn!

Thanks Shirley. I think a coloured background really helps when working with a white subject. I colour them myself with a decorating brush or sponge.

Quilt Knit said...

Wonderful! What kind of a board did you use? Just beautiful piece to have.
Sherrie Roberts

Anita Davies said...

Thanks...It's on stretched canvas Sherrie.

Luba said...

This is fabulous! The owner is very fortunate!

Deb said...

Beautiful portrait! The fur looks so soft and natural.....excellent!

Anita Davies said...

Thank you Luba and Deb.

kazumiwannabe said...

Cute dog, and beautiful painting! Lucky owner!

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful painting! Really enjoyed seeing the stages, too.

seesue said...

Anita, thanks so for the WIP shots. How very interesting it is to get to see the steps! Your Pet Portraits are a rare treat that was a great win. I'm certain that your newspaper boss will want to be running this contest as a regular event. EXceLLent!

Anita Davies said...

Thaks Kazum!

Thanks Jennifer, glad you found the stages of interest.

Thank you Sue. The competition is an annual event but the winner usually receives a framed photograph, this year the Editor asked me to paint it instead. A much nicer prize I think...but then I would say that. LOL!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

I added a long comment here yesterday but it all went heywire for some reason - so I'll say again love the colours you used and so interesting to see your method of working... so fresh and spontaneous.

Anita Davies said...

Thanks Joannie!!!

Serena said...

The winner looks to be very happy with her dog's portrait, Anita. I can see did a fabulous job, as always. :)