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Posts by Hope

Starting a painting of Charlie the Golden Doodle

Posted by on Mar 2, 2019 in Blog | 1 comment

Starting a painting of Charlie the Golden Doodle

Starting a painting of Charlie the Golden Doodle I was asked to paint another much beloved “grand-dog”. Charlie is a lovely Golden Doodle with an infectious smile. After a very good first day of painting–this is the initial roughed in stage. It came together much faster than I expected. It’s a small painting, just 8″ x 10″ in acrylic. It’s going to be a gift for Charlie’s “parents”....

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Howling Wolf, the Finished Painting

Posted by on Feb 24, 2019 in Blog | 6 comments

Howling Wolf, the Finished Painting

Howling Wolf, the Finished Painting Howling Wolf by Hope Lane, 12″ x 16″, oil Many many layers of oil paint brushstrokes later, this painting is complete. What a pleasure to paint this beautiful animal. I have several other wildlife paintings that I am also working on, and will post them as they develop. They will all be available for sale so if you’re interested–please feel free to get in touch either through my Facebook page or my website contact form....

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First Stage of Wolf Painting

Posted by on Feb 16, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

First Stage of Wolf Painting

First Stage of Wolf Painting I got started by laying down a background tint of raw umber and then transferred my drawing using white transfer paper. Working in oils, I started by roughing in the misty forest background and then went on to placing the first colors in the wolf’s fur. I want the wolf to be warm against a cool toned background so I’m using a warm purple in the areas my white fur will be. With the white lines still showing through–I ought to call this “Ghost Wolf”....

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Painting Wolves

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019 in Blog | 2 comments

Painting Wolves

Painting Wolves I’m going to show you something a bit different than what you’ve seen before from me. I’ve been working on a series of paintings that feature wolves in them. These paintings aren’t commissions but part of a body of work I’m developing for sales and art prints. This is the sketch for the first in the series....

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Finished Portrait of Walter, a Rescue

Posted by on Feb 2, 2019 in Blog | 5 comments

Finished Portrait of Walter, a Rescue

Finished Portrait of Walter, a Rescue Walter, a Rescue by Hope Lane. 8″ x 10″Acrylic This is the completed painting of a very special boy named Walter. I had a lot of fun trying to capture his sweet smile. His “grandmom” told me “Walter was rescued from a field in South Carolina with his littermates. He was very skinny and skittish and afraid of all dogs, people and cars. [His parents] worked very hard to socialize him and make him comfortable. He is truly a loved member of the whole family.” And now Walter has a brand new addition to his family–a baby human brother to play with....

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