Finished Painting of Kona the Poodle

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in Blog | 6 comments

Finished Painting of Kona the Standard Poodle

8″ x 8″ acrylic by Hope Lane

Kona’s portrait came together smoothly. I needed to be cautious with balancing the subtle colors in her fur as she had warmer tones in her ears and was a bit more grey in the rest of her fur. I handled this with a little judicious glazing.

I haven’t painted a poodle in a long time so i enjoyed painting Kona. I grew up with poodles (minis) and love their sensitivity, intelligence and empathy. My own first dog was a little apricot toy poodle named Peaches who was with me for 17 years. I still miss her.

Hopefully my poodle fondness helped make this painting a little more successful–I know Kona’s human was happy. And it helped raise money for the pet shelter too. Win win all the way.


  1. Mary Richling


  2. Tamara Burton


  3. Lynn DiPirro

    It’s gorgeous! You have amazing talent.

  4. Hope Lane Pet Portraits

    Thank you so much

  5. Anna Ammala

    Love this ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

  6. Carol Barnett

    Stunning! It looks like a photograph not a painting. You are a wonderful painter!

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