Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Putter, Labradoodle, dog portrait

" Putter "
J. Bellinger Copyright 2009
Oil
6"x6"
Private Collection
Putter's owner, Tommy, is a golf pro hence the name. I wanted a grassy green background to add to the theme. I like the simplicity of the straight forward composition. Nothing more charming than the loving gaze from your best friend! I hope Tommy is pleased.

10 comments:

Jean Haines ASWA said...

This is so stunning. I love how you have captired the character as well as the breed. The pose is perfect too........wonderful work!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Jean. My recent painting of sheep helped, as Putters fur coat was very similar. Lots of scumbling and glazing to get the wooly effect. Thanks for visiting my blog.

L.Holm said...

Wonderful portrait. I love the reflected glow!
glad to have found your blog.
Best regards,
Liz

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Liz. I really enjoy painting these small 6x6 dog portraits. In a way, the small size projects a more intimate, special feeling than a larger portrait can. Small jewels to remind us of our "best friends".

Carol DeMumbrum said...

Jennifer, I love your paintings! You really captured this puppy's personality. Glad I discovered your blog.
Carol

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Carol. I'm glad you like the Putter puppy painting! Thanks for dropping in!

Gwen Bell said...

Gorgeous portrait of Putter! Such beautiful curls and such lovely detail for a 6 x 6.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

I am finding 6x6's perfect for a head/portrait of pets. I use a #4 or #6 bright for the entire painting...using only a detail brush, like a round # 1 for the eye detail. Helps me keep loose.

Shelley Whiting said...

That is such a sweet portrait. What a cute dog! I love the shading. Beautiful work. Tommy will be pleased.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Shelley. Tommy was pleased. People love their pets!