Winnie

10/25/2011

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Well it's finished, or once again, I shouldn't try and do anymore.  This is Winnie the Labradoodle, she is a beautiful dog with a lovely character (I've met her) and she looks like she is laughing all of the time.  That is what I have tried to capture in this portrayal.  I have also done it in a Pop Art style as it is going to be a gift for a young person from the person who commissioned it from me.

I have not used many colours at all in this, raw umber, burnt umber, titanium white, alzarin crimson and a small amount of lamp black.  You cannot feel any texture on the painting (it's as flat as a print) but you can, hopefully, see it

 
 
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....and this is a commission that I started today.  I have got the tongue slightly too high so I will be moving that down tomorrow.  I thought the dog was amazing as it looked like it was laughing all of the time.  It is called a Labradoodle. 

I am working on all of these paintings at Gallery 150, Regent Court Shopping Centre, Livery Street, Leamington Spa so if you are in the area, do pop in and say hello.

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Had to resort to doing another still life too and this one is being worked on at the moment.  The blue thing is the start of a label.  I was in the supermarket when a saw a woman sticking her nails into the pears to test whether they were ripe (I suppose).  At first I was disgusted but then when I looked at the pear I thought I would buy it and use it in a painting.  I liked the nail marks and the bruising that she had caused. 

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This one is still being worked on at the moment.  I have added the strip of red down the side to attempt to balance the painting and add some contrast to the black and white.

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I really dont know where this one came from, I have some very strange ideas sometimes.  Still here he is, it is a Bulldog and he is supposed to be looking through a window on a rainy night.  The white bit in the corner is not a flash bouncing off it, it is painted on. 

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Here is a portrait that I completed during October.  It is of a lovely lady that I know.  It is oil on canvas and 16"x12" so not huge.