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Portraits of dogs in oil medium on Linen Canvas

21 total reviews 
Comment from MKFlood

awesome work. the facial expression is excellent. the details is excellent. the depth is excellent. the shading is excellent. the creation is well balanced and very eye appealing to the viewer. very creative and awesome work overall(clapping)

 Comment Written 06-May-2018

reply by the author on 06-May-2018
    Thank you very much for your positive review
Comment from Stringbean

This is exquisite......what a warm and expressive look on Brad's face but even the eyes and mouth and ears are expressive. Wth you play with light and shadows have captured Brad's character and personality. Your seeing to every incredible detail gives this piece life. Your background compliments your art so beautifully. You have made me fall in love.....with this most adorable pug! A good contender in the contest....good luck.

 Comment Written 06-May-2018

reply by the author on 06-May-2018
    That's a very encouraging review from such a talented artist as you and I really appreciate it, thank you
reply by Stringbean on 10-May-2018
    You are so very welcome Neil!
    Mary Lynn
Comment from Malmax

I've been waiting until I had a six to give you for this incredible work of art! The portrait of this pug is outstanding! Every detail is perfection and I'm amazed at the talent that went into this work. At first I thought it was a photograph because it is so very well done. Beautiful!
Best wishes in the contest.
My winner! Malmax

 Comment Written 06-May-2018

reply by the author on 06-May-2018
    this is so kind of you,thank you for your encouraging comments ,I'm so pleased you liked Brad
reply by Malmax on 06-May-2018
    Its a pleasure
Comment from Linda Bickston

Well Pugs are the most amazing characters and they truly wear their personalities on their faces. Your amazing artistic ability has captured this unique face perfectly. What a talent.

 Comment Written 05-May-2018

reply by the author on 05-May-2018
    Why thank you Linda
Comment from PeglegDeb

While I am a big dog person myself Neil my Daughter had a little pug called Hannah that I absolutely fell in love with.

She looked exactly like this. Amazingly well detailed with the snout and eyes just spot on perfect. To be honest I am not sure if any of my photographs of her are as well done as YOUR drawing of Brad. Perfect for the contest and easily a gold star. Bet this piece does well for you!


 Comment Written 05-May-2018

reply by the author on 05-May-2018
    Thank you debs,I always appreciate your comments.I shall be attempting to paint a few dog portraits over the year as I have a stall at a doggy weekend in September and hope to promote this particular your calender is still taking pride of place in the kitchen, Martha loves it as do I 🤗👍
reply by PeglegDeb on 27-May-2018 are a sweetheart dear Neil! ....and so very welcome for the review and rating here. LOVED this one!

    ...and thrilled to hear about the calendar. I am so pleased!
Comment from Melyuki

Hi Neil thanks for sharing Brad the pug. Your artwork is fantastic and I love the expression you have captured on his lovable face. The brush strokes used to render his coat offer great textural value and make his hair like truly lifelike. The darker markings around his brow are finely defined and help create the expression that emanates from his face. The greyish undertones in his fur are most effectively rendered and blend nicely with his whitish coat. Interesting brush strokes used to render his ears. The blackness is more of a solid brushwork and contrasts nicely against the white hair. Love the eyes. the white spot of reflection is perfect and makes him appear to be staring straight at you, or his owner in the foreground. I'm totally loving the way you have painted his nose and mouth area.. fabulous life like outcome. The detail is superb and the highlights used make his nose appear moist and healthy.. Excellent fine detail used to display his whiskers.. and that tiny pink tongue slightly exposed just tops off the brilliance of your portrait. His loving face just emanates so much devotion and willingness to please .. the inclusion of his chest balances the portrait nicely and adds to his charm. Great choice of colours used in the background. a misy greyish blue hue that is beautifully blended and compliments his creamy/ black coat well. Brad's owner must be thrilled with your painting. If I could offer you seven stars I gladly would Neil. A wonderful, impressive and brilliantly created work of art.. thanks for sharing Brad.. He has been the most pleasurable treat to review. cheers mel

 Comment Written 05-May-2018

reply by the author on 05-May-2018
    Wow that is indeed the longest, in depth review ive ever had..Thank god it's a positive one and I thank you so much for taking so much of your time and effort to make such encouraging comments about my painting of Brad and yes the owner was really happy phew !
Comment from GaliaG

He looks so cute, but I think all Pugs look cute being so small and with a wondering face

excellent technique, creativity and initial impact

good luck with the contest and thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 05-May-2018

reply by the author on 05-May-2018
    Thank you for your positive comments
Comment from cakemp55

This is an amazing piece of artwork of your friend's cute pug. The details are exceptional and the light and shade is wonderful. I am sure your friend would be very impressed!

 Comment Written 05-May-2018

reply by the author on 05-May-2018
    Thank you for your lovely comments
Comment from seshadri_sreenivasan

Great looking painting!. Fine example of pet art! Your chosen colours to be perfect and you have captured the a kind of dazed look on pug's face very well. Good luck!

 Comment Written 05-May-2018

reply by the author on 05-May-2018
    Thank you for your comments, appreciated so much
Comment from booklotto

It seems so real. Vivid details, colors, clean, clear and exceptional mast artist you are! Love the pose, the facials, the position and BG is super! Gorgeous pug ever! Thanks for sharing this story line and pic with us!

 Comment Written 04-May-2018

reply by the author on 04-May-2018
    Bless you, such encouraging comments, thank you
reply by booklotto on 05-May-2018
    I meant to say Master Artist you are!
reply by booklotto on 05-May-2018