Posts by Hope

Starting Kendall the Aussiepoo’s Portrait

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Starting Kendall the Aussiepoo’s Portrait This is the start to the companion painting to Kole’s portrait that I showed last week. It will be the same size–12″ x 12″. And I’ve chosen a background that should use the same colors and generally be harmonious to the previous painting. Kendall has totally amazing blue eyes and I couldn’t wait to paint them–so they were my starting point. I generally work my pet portraits from dark to light by laying down a base of the darkest tone in each color area. Then I layer progressively lighter colored strokes on top....

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Finished Painting of Kole, the Schnoodle

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Finished Painting of Kole, the Schnoodle

Finished Painting of Kole, the Schnoodle Portrait of Kole by Hope Lane. 12″ x 12″ acrylic on archival panel. This is the completed painting of Kole. I’ll post the matching companion piece to it in my next post. If you’re interested in giving a pet portrait as a holiday gift, I still have some time left. Please contact me by clicking on the contact page above.  ...

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Halfway Through Painting A Schnoodle named Kole

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Halfway Through Painting A Schnoodle named Kole

Halfway Through Painting A Schnoodle named Kole One of the very nicest things about being a pet portrait artist is when a previous client comes back to me for another painting. A few years ago I painted a lovely Cavalier named Katey. Because of that painting, I received a commission to paint Kole, a Schnoodle and Kendall, an Aussiepoo. So I’ll be painting two 12″ x 12″ paintings and they should work together when hung on a wall. Kole who is black and dark gray will be a bit more challenging, so as I usually do, I tackled the harder painting first. I forgot to take an early photo so this is the painting of Kole about halfway through....

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Celebrating Florida Dogs With Latte the Havanese

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

Celebrating Florida Dogs With Latte the Havanese

Celebrating Florida Dogs With Latte the Havanese As some of you know–I live in coastal Florida and this week has certainly been challenging due to Hurricane Irma. The thing about evacuating–you start to take stock of all the things you value and what is most important to take with you because everything else may not be there when you get back. Sure we took food, water and some financial docs–but most importantly, we took our little dog Max who we love dearly. It’s hard for some to understand people who will put themselves in harms way rather than leave their pets when a hurricane’s coming. But I get it and I’m just thankful we had a...

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Finished Portrait of Bella, A Black Lab Mix

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Finished Portrait of Bella, A Black Lab Mix

Finished Portrait of Bella, A Black Lab Mix Completed Portrait of Bella, a black lab mix. 8″ x 10″ Acrylic Original Painting by Hope Lane www.hopelaneart.com...

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