Wednesday, 24 June 2015

He's making eyes at me

He's making eyes at me, a dog painting, a whippet painted in oils, pet portrait by Karen
This whippet oil painting is made using 3 colours: black, Rembrandt Transparent Oxide Brown and Gamblin Warm White. I have been looking at Renaissance paintings over on my other blog and thought the deep shade and high contrast so common in portraiture would work beautifully for this elegant dog. 
Sometimes it is fun to try and capture the comic, playfulness of dogs. Mainly, though, I notice - and am interested in - their innate dignity. 
Even dogs humans tend to laugh at have this dignity, you can see it in their eyes.