Just sold my commission piece

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WFMartin wrote
on 24 Aug 2010 3:32 PM

Hi,  I've had this commission piece on my easel for quite some time, while the client was making a few changes.  This is a portrait of a Shar Pei' who was a prize-winning show dog.  The life span of Shar Pei's is relatively short anyway (something like 7 to 9 years), but this dog only reached 3 years of age. 

I wanted a relatively high quality piece, so I painted it on linen canvas, which is reputed to exhibit more longevity than cotton canvas.

Here is the painting:

"Chanty"...16" x 20" oil on canvas....SOLD

For those who may be interested in my glazing process, the following work-up composite of photos might be fun to look at:

Thank you for looking at my doggie portrait of "Chanty".  The client was thrilled, as were her Shar Pei' breeding friends.

Bill

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wangtao wrote
on 30 Aug 2010 8:56 PM

 wow  she is so cute!  look at her eyes!  seems to tell you something..haha

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on 31 Aug 2010 1:50 PM

Oh my! Bill, this is excellent.  Thanks so much for showing us the process

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WFMartin wrote
on 31 Aug 2010 11:35 PM

Thank you both, very much.

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Alejandro wrote
on 5 Oct 2010 10:45 AM

The dog look like a very fine work.I love the red color but i feel that is to much for this painting.

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j.b2 wrote
on 5 Oct 2010 2:33 PM

I agree with Alejandro...

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WFMartin wrote
on 5 Oct 2010 3:04 PM

The red is not as intense on the painitng as it appears here on the monitor in RGB mode.  The red was the client's wish, because the dog used to favor a red, velvet chair when performing at dog shows.  The client is very pleased with the painting, and loves the actual red of the painting.  Perhaps not the color I would have "picked", had I been painting it for myself, but it surely made a hit with the buyer.

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on 5 Oct 2010 8:23 PM

the client wish is always the most important!!!

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on 5 Oct 2010 8:24 PM

very nice peice by the way!!

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on 5 Oct 2010 8:24 PM

very nice peice by the way!!

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Sticky Sam wrote
on 28 Oct 2010 10:04 PM

Faberooney painting! I am not keen on the red but if that is what the client wants...................................................

Nice of you to put all the stages in.

You could have ironed the dog first!

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WFMartin wrote
on 29 Oct 2010 10:32 PM

Thank you.  They are very sweet, wrinkly dogs.  A challenge to paint.

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Phil4a wrote
on 9 Nov 2010 4:37 PM

it is a very nice painting but I see it as a cartoon like representation of the animal.  It has it's appeal but not as a fine art piece.  Of course this is only my opinion.  I'm glad that you sold it and the buyers were happy with it.

Phil4a

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ohsuzanne wrote
on 9 Nov 2010 5:15 PM

Congratulations!  A very nice painting.  Well done!

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WFMartin wrote
on 11 Nov 2010 5:21 PM

Wow.....a "cartoon"! !  I don't know that I've EVER had THAT sort of a comment on my paintings.  But, I suppose opinions are like you know what....everyone's got one.Hmm

I'm really glad the judges who pin awards on my work don't feel that way.Wink

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