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Portraits of dogs in oil medium on Linen Canvas

17 total reviews 
Comment from vicky osley


Very nice painting of a cocker spaniel. Your technique on the fur is nicely done. Highlights and lowlights work very well. The subtle background is pleasant and works here. Overall very nice! Good luck in contest!

 Comment Written 25-Aug-2018


reply by the author on 26-Aug-2018
    thank you
Comment from Dick Lee Shia


A slight chiaroscuro illumination effect on this ash colored canine subject.
Nice eye rendition in a forlorn mood.
An artistic rendition. Monochromatic foreground colors.
Verdant field lends a natural backdrop.

Excellent details & features. Impressive smooth strokes & fluffy textures.

Best of luck in the contest!

Thanks for sharing...

 Comment Written 25-Aug-2018


reply by the author on 26-Aug-2018
    thank you for your support
Comment from LynnAMarie


What a soft expression. I've not seen grey cockers before but it works here. The green background helps give contrast to the subject as does the pink tongue. What a nice piece of work!

 Comment Written 23-Aug-2018


reply by the author on 24-Aug-2018
    thank you and yes there are not many like Katie out there
Comment from cleo85


This is a beautiful dog, and very lifelike painted. I like her cute expression and her open mouth with the tongue put outside. It is an expression typical for happy dogs. Your attention to detail is excellent. The proportion and perspective are exact. The neutral background emphasizes the dog perfectly.

 Comment Written 23-Aug-2018


reply by the author on 24-Aug-2018
    thank you so much
reply by cleo85 on 24-Aug-2018
    You're very welcome. :o)
Comment from Stringbean


A gorgeous portrait of Katie the Cocker Spaniel. The eyes so beautifully created and draw us into your art work. Your play with light and shadows captured this loving Cocker Spaniels personality. Excellent brush strokes and blending and shading with color. Your details are incredible. A good contender in the Animal Art Contest and best of wishes. Outstanding work and thanks for sharing!

 Comment Written 23-Aug-2018


reply by the author on 23-Aug-2018
    thank you so much for your positive comments,very encouraging
reply by Stringbean on 23-Aug-2018
    You are so welcome Neil!
    Mary Lynn
Comment from seshadri_sreenivasan


This oil painting of the pet is very well rendered. Lovely brush work. Fineness of the features well drawn.The shading is just fine. Overall a very good effort.Good luck!

 Comment Written 23-Aug-2018


reply by the author on 23-Aug-2018
    thank you so much
Comment from GaliaG


Impressive paint and excellent artist notes

good technique, creativity and initial impact

good composition, colors and presentation

thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 23-Aug-2018


reply by the author on 23-Aug-2018
    thank you
Comment from Melyuki


Hi Neil, thanks for sharing this sensational portrait of Katie the cocker spaniel. I just love the way you have captured her loving and endearing personality in your creative painting.. Her features are beautifully defined and through your intricate brush strokes used to render her eyes, she truly tells her own story of love and devotion to her owner, Patrick. fantastic brush strokes used to render her lovely fur coat of greyish black hues.. the markings above her eyes leading across her forehead are well defined and the greyish highlights compliment her ageing beauty well. the grey/ silver fur around her nose and mouth is delightfully rendered. with the shorter brush strokes , helping to define her lovely smile. Love the floppy ears and the longer loose brush strokes that add textural value to her coat. and that pink tongue nicely displayed sets off her happy disposition perfectly. good shading used to give the tongue a 3 dimensional value. the shoulder area is a nice inclusion in the portrait. Gives rise to her size and brings good balance to the portrait. As for her lovely moist nose... shows her healthy condition well. and nicely defined on her soft and appealing face.. great choice of background colour.. earthy tones neatly blended to contrast against her ageing greyish coat.. a lovely complimentary hue that makes Katie pop well. She is sitting so peacefully with that loving smile on her face that I would dearly love to cuddle her.. you have brought her to life in your painting.. and there is a delightful joyous emotion emanating from within. thanks for sharing Katie ... she has been a total delight to review. best wishes to you and Katie in the contest.. she has stolen my heart already. cheers mel

 Comment Written 23-Aug-2018


reply by the author on 23-Aug-2018
    wow..what a review, so in depth and i really appreciate the time you have taken to view and comment this piece,thank you
Comment from ArtistCharles


Lovely painting that captures the age, beauty and character of this wonderful animal. Your brush strokes create the feel and flow of her fur very well. You can almost feel it. The eyes are well done and the pink tongue sets everything off. Well executed. Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 22-Aug-2018


reply by the author on 23-Aug-2018
    Thank you so much for your kind words
Comment from Daphne Oberon


You have a very professional technique and did a very lifelike portrayal of this darling subject! I am especially impressed by the lifelike tongue! Thanks for sharing! Daphne Oberon

 Comment Written 22-Aug-2018


reply by the author on 22-Aug-2018
    thank you for your encouraging review