Tuesday, July 5, 2011

First July Special Painting: BERT

So, far I've had one commission for my July Special and that is of Bert the golden retriever and his doc.

This was the photo I was asked to use as reference:

Usually the angle of the doc's face can be difficult to depict, but I decided to give it a try. Besides, I'm entering my Thesis year of my BFA and I need challenges. For human shin tones I use a mixture of yellow ochre, a red, and brown to help with tonalities of facial dimensions. I decided that a close up of this emotional moment would create an intimate visual experience, and a background containing the colors would be more interesting than the original photo.

Vickie, Bert (and everyone else) ... I hope you like what I've created for your July Special!


  1. We love it! You did a fabulous job!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. You totally captured Bert's smile! Love it!!

  3. Yeah....We love this. We were toying with the idea of giving it to Dr. Doughty to hang in his clinic.

    Although now we are thinking we must keep it for ourselves.

    this will be a difficult decision.

    It is beautiful. We can't wait to get it.

    Bert and My Vickie

  4. Oh that is just beautiful. You are very talented. No worries, and love, Stella