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Friday, December 05, 2008

Chocolate Lab



Finally collected my camera and can now share a sneak peek of the commission I've been working on.
Matching the colours in this guys fur has been a challenge, believe it or not there is purple and two blues used in the mixes here! The graduations between each tone are very subtle.
It's moving along nicely though, since I did some Christmas shopping and put panic into it's place, I am now able to concentrate on the job in hand.

11 comments:

Stephen Hall said...

I can't wait to see this finished, the colour around the eyes looks spot on! It's fantastic!I went shopping today and stopped for a coffee, I couldn't sketch - too self concious but took some discreet pics on my phone to work on. I will get there!!!

winna said...

I would imagine it would depend on the light situation or whatever you want it to be--they are so tightly draped on thier bones etc---that they show many undulations...I'd have to not think 'dog' and concentrate like crazy---looks very good at this point!

Dianne said...

OMG it looks almost real, you are a fantastic artist. I can't wait to see it all...

Sandy said...

Oh Anita, I have a chocolate lab and can't wait to see this finished - I can see you have captured his sweet eye!

Helena said...

Beautiful! Fur is so difficult to do.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Wow Anita what a fantastic colour mix - it looks so real. The owner is going to be gobsmacked when its finished. You are brilliant with your animal commissions.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anita, I am totally in awe of your abilities! I would LOVE to learn how to draw and paint like you do!!! mackmaluv@yahoo.com

Robyn said...

Beautiful natural coat, Anita and I keep coming back to the eye. It is so real and alert. You are going to have a very happy client.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I had a chocolate lab for 15 years. A dear soul was he. I miss him still after he has been gone for 5years. Unbelieveable. Every time I see a painting of a Chocolate lab my heart leaps.

You are doing this breed a justice by painting one. I will be anxious to see the finished portrait.

freebird said...

Wow. If the rest of the painting turns out this well someone is going to be very happy!

Sue said...

What a beautiful painting. I especially like what you've chosen to paint - as in not the whole dog.

Oddly enough, when I first read your post title a vision of a chocolate laboratory sprang to mind.....