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.
Oh my! Bill, this is excellent. Thanks so much for showing us the process
Thank you both, very much.
The dog look like a very fine work.I love the red color but i feel that is to much for this painting.
I agree with Alejandro...
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.
the client wish is always the most important!!!
very nice peice by the way!!
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!
Thank you. They are very sweet, wrinkly dogs. A challenge to paint.
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.
Boynton Beach, Fl
Congratulations! A very nice painting. Well done!
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.
I'm really glad the judges who pin awards on my work don't feel that way.
I actually sell cartoons, nothing wrong in that. However I wonder if the other chappie actually draws cartoons? I think it is a great painting, red has never been my favourite colour but it does make this paticular painting pop! Nice that you did not take offence at the critisism. If someone tells me I have done something wrong, they should also be able to tell me how to put it right.