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Best Buddies, a Painting of Two Golden Retriever Puppies

Posted by on Jul 11, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Best Buddies, a Painting of Two Golden Retriever Puppies

Best Buddies, a Painting of Two Golden Retriever Puppies This is my painting “Best Buddies”,  oil on 14″ x 11″ archival panel, which I completed during the past year. I wanted to try to capture that trusting love puppies seem to have with each other. I am excited to announce that this painting is now available as art prints, greeting cards, tote bags, throw pillows, phone cases and other items at https://hope-lane.pixels.com/featured/best-buddies-hope-lane.html  ...

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Portrait of Thai Completed

Posted by on Jun 27, 2020 in Blog | 3 comments

Portrait of Thai Completed

Portrait of Thai Completed Thai, a Havanese by Hope Lane, 8 x 10″ acrylic Here is Thai’s portrait all finished. Painting this sweet Havanese was so much fun–and it was doubly nice to know that the donation of his portrait could help other animals too. It took quite a while (and many little paint strokes) to get his coloring just right....

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Midway Through A Havanese Painting

Posted by on Jun 14, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Midway Through A Havanese Painting

Midway Through A Havanese Painting I started my painting of Thai believing he was far whiter than he really was. Upon viewing the first photo of my earlier stage, the client told me that, in fact, Thai tended to be more apricot in his fur with some gray on his ears. The client photos that I work from can often be misleading as to coat color–lighting can totally change the way color looks. And subtle colors like cream, apricot or gray shift the most. This is the main reason I like to send progress photos to clients. It’s a whole lot easier altering color early in the painting. When it comes to coat colors like cream and apricot–I usually lay down a warm...

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Starting A Portrait of a Havanese Named Thai

Posted by on Jun 7, 2020 in Blog | 2 comments

Starting A Portrait of a Havanese Named Thai

Starting A Portrait of a Havanese Named Thai This little cutie is a Havanese named Thai. Thai’s portrait is the result of a donation I made to the Stella Fund, which supports pet rescue. I typically donate two or three small paintings a year to auction off in order to help animals in some way. This is a very early stage–mostly a pencil sketch with some transparent acrylic washes over it. But I started working the details at my favorite spot–Thai’s lovely deep brown eyes. It’s been a strange past few months for everyone. I haven’t been posting regularly as it seemed a bit frivolous to write about my art while so many people have been...

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Finished Painting of a Cavalier

Posted by on Apr 25, 2020 in Blog | 4 comments

Finished Painting of a Cavalier

Finished Painting of a Cavalier Jasper, A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, 8″ x 8″ Acrylic by Hope Lane This is the finished pet portrait of Jasper. It’s small, just 8″ x 8″, but I think that was enough room to capture his sweet little face. The background color was chosen to match the color I used in a previous painting for this same client–so she would be able to hang the two same size square paintings next to each other. I try to take good photos or scans of all of my commissions. That way I have a good reference for work I’ve done before–and occasionally, I also have made printed items for clients using their painting. I...

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