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Completed Portrait of a Goldendoodle

Posted by on Nov 3, 2019 in Blog | 6 comments

Completed Portrait of a Goldendoodle

Completed Portrait of a Goldendoodle Waldo, the Goldendoodle by Hope Lane, 11″ x 14″ acrylic Many, many layers of paint and brushstrokes later, this is the finished painting of Waldo. I’ve sent it off to its new home and I hope it brings the newly married couple I gifted it to, much happiness....

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Waldo the Goldendoodle, Underpainting

Posted by on Oct 27, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Waldo the Goldendoodle, Underpainting

Waldo the Goldendoodle, Underpainting This is the first stage of painting Waldo’s portrait. My goal as to rough in the entire painting and start balancing the dark and light areas. I’m working in acrylic and I keep the paint thin at this point. In looking at it now–it almost looks a bit like a watercolor. This is about the time I will show one of my clients the painting so they can see the progress being made. Paintings can take quite a long time, so I like to let my clients know how things are going. Occassionally photos can be misleading as to color–a gray dog photographed in a warm incandescent light, might look more beige than gray. So this...

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Waldo’s Portrait, A Wedding Gift

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019 in Blog | 8 comments

Waldo’s Portrait, A Wedding Gift

Waldo’s Portrait, A Wedding Gift A few months ago, I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of the daughter of my dear friend, whom I have known since I was 5. My gift to the new married couple was a pet portrait of their beloved Waldo, an adorable Goldendoodle. I created a pencil sketch from the photos I was provided and  I also added the cloudy sky background to add some drama. Then I scanned my sketch and merged the whole thing into a digital color proof that I find is a good tool for clients to get a clear idea of what the finished painting will look like. Before I started selling my paintings, my early career was in advertising where I became fluent...

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Finished Painting of a White Kitten

Posted by on Oct 5, 2019 in Blog | 12 comments

Finished Painting of a White Kitten

Finished Painting of a White Kitten White Kitten and Lilacs by Hope Lane, 14″ x 11″ oil I had a wonderful time completing the painting and working to get just the right softness on this sweet kitty. And oh those eyes! I’ve been working in oils this year more often as they offer more flexibility than acrylics in some paintings. They were perfect to use for this painting–between the soft cat fur, the drizzly rainy window and the purple lilacs.  I’m offering paper or canvas prints of this at my Etsy store. The original painting is also for sale so contact me if you’re interested. You can purchase various sizes of print by clicking...

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White Cat Painting Takes Shape

Posted by on Sep 22, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

White Cat Painting Takes Shape

White Cat Painting Takes Shape In my last post, I showed you a very early stage of my process that I typically don’t share, but thought you might find interesting. Now that I’ve covered the whole canvas with some paint, this is the point I generally start sharing a painting. While it’s not refined, you can get a sense of where it’s going. I’m working in oils as it tends to be a bit softer looking overall–perfect I thought for this little white kitten. My studio is humming away as I head into the back end of the year with some exciting new paintings in the works that need to be finished by the holidays....

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