This is a painting I did using Acrylic’s on canvas. it was a gift to my mother and features her three dogs, Shamus, Kerry & Murphy. I took various pictures of the dogs individually and then, using the best shots, sketched them all together and painted them in. I like painting dogs, it’s something I have done for people as gifts many times- I find that once you find the correct identity then its plain sailing where as with human portraits it takes allot more effort to get the correct resemblance. Having said that, it is difficult to capture that perfect likeness with a dog or any animal for that matter- it’s easy to make them look like the correct breed and dog type but to nail that identity does take patience and time. The dogs here are pictured lazing around on a sofa, the only thing I would alter would be the attention to detail on Kerry- the dog on the top right corner, she is a long haired strange little thing and I found it hard to capture her likeness, if I hadn’t been working to a deadline I would have given more time to getting her perfect!
High Velocity Trifle on An example of my work. High Velocity Trifle on Imagination on display- The ge…