Thursday, June 18, 2009

Collies finished

Tetley
Copyright Laura Hardie 2009
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It’s been four weeks in the making but with Tetley now finished and part of the group, the portrait is finally completed. It will remain on my drawing board over the weekend for me to look at and check for any ‘touch-ups’ that I think it might need. Then it’ll be a trip to my framers for the mount – I’m thinking ‘coal grey’ to compliment the dogs colouring but we’ll see.

Barney, Sam, Spike and Tetley
Copyright Laura Hardie 2009

I have a few days left before I need to make a start on my next commission and for a bit of a change I’d thought about dusting off my paintbrushes to start a painting – what of though, I’ve yet to decide. But then again I’ve wanted to do a pencil drawing of my son for ages now so might make a start on that. Of course if the weather turns out to be nice there is the option there to take advantage of it. Decisions, decisions.

14 comments:

Laurene said...

Wonderful,as always Laura. It's a pleasure to watch you work.

Grahame Butler said...

I've waited to make a comment until you showed the finished portrait, how many ways are there to say fantastic!!!

Tracy Hall: said...

Beautiful work, Laura :)

Mona said...

Congratulations Laura. I hope if your client permits you might borrow it to enter in a competition. It's stellar work.

Art by Lindy Darling said...

Love it Laura, you absolutely captured their personalities, you can see into their soul. Cheers Lindy

Laura said...

Thank you so much everyone for taking the time to comment - it's much appreciated:) Having such great comments does wonders for the old confidence (I wont mention my huge grin:-D)

Gillian McMurray said...

This is a beautiful composition. They all look so wonderful.

Jennifer Rose said...

you done a fabulous job capturing the individual facial expressions of each dog. great piece of work :D

Martina said...

I looooooooooooooove this!!!!
What a wonderful CP work.

Jesús Belly 3114 said...

MARVELOUS!!!

Teresa Mallen said...

Only four weeks?! This is a lot of doggie fur to render in such a short time. Looks great and hey the new dog portrait will allow you to use some different colours! :-)

Laura said...

Thank you everyone for the great comments, they mean a lot to me:)

Teresa, it's funny as someone else commented on how quick I got this portrait finished but I can't help thinking the opposite:) And yes, I'll need to get used to a new palette which is just as well really as my dark greys and blacks are needing replaced:)

Felicity said...

This is outstanding! I love the subtle colours in the white fur!

Laura said...

Thank you Felicity:) I can't say doing white fur on white paper is my favourite but there are usually so many colours in there which helps:)