Sunday, February 7, 2010

Duke 5, 30 Pet Portraits in 60 Days

Here is Duke, the yellow lab in all of his splendor. I painted a 9 x 12 inch acrylic likeness portrait of Duke. I used artistic license by making a red background. I love the way red makes the pale yellow "pop".
Painting a light colored coat has it's challenges blending the light and dark colors. I worked on showing the subtle shade differences in the coat and the skin folds in this Lab's body. You can see by the photo I referenced he's a very healthy boy.
Duke is available for sale at my website. I also make great practial products from the paintings at my Zazzle store.
I am accepting pet photo submissions. Information about the project and submitting your photos can be found here.


  1. What a beautiful dog....I've been enjoying all your pet portraits. Nice work!

  2. Serena,

    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your kind words on my project. It is a lot of fun and I feel I'm growing as an artist.



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