Tuesday, July 16, 2013

White Lab Nicholas Portrait - Finally Finished

Painting white objects is truly a challenge, as you have to show the form, while still representing a very white dog.

Mostly I wanted to capture his gentle nature and I'm told by those who knew him, I did.

Painted in oils on a 9x12 inch gallery wrapped canvas.


From his human:

Dear Elizabeth, 
I can not thank you enough for the painting of Nicky. What an artist you are. It is absolutely beautiful. I will cherish it always. We lost Nicky last Oct. He was my best friend. What a wonderful gift. I still miss him everyday. This portrait has captured him exactly, especially his eyes. When that picture was taken he was looking at me. I had told him to sit and look pretty and I'll take your picture. He was a lot of fun. Thank you so much. Pauline