Saturday, July 21, 2012

Black Lab Watercolor Portrait

14 x 14
400lb arches

I used to do a lot of realistic pet portraits when I had more time. This is one that was recently commissioned. I will also be writing a story about Gator which I will print on the mat surrounding the portrait. Don't have time to do many of these anymore. And, doing this one reminded me that there is nothing harder to paint than a black dog.... except maybe a black cat.


Studio at the Farm said...

I love the way you painted Gator, Vicki, and his eyes are gorgeous. Beautiful portrait!

Sharon Whitley said...

Lovely painting - yes black dogs are difficult - it took me a long time to pluck up the courage to paint my black lab - but I was pleased with it when I finally got round to it!