Finished Portrait of Molly the Havanese

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Blog | 39 comments

Finished Portrait of Molly the Havanese

Molly the Havanese, 9″ x 12″ acrylic by Hope Lane, www.hopelaneart.com

This is the completed painting that I did of Molly. I ended up replacing the knee of the person she was sitting on in the original photo with a rocky ledge and a nice deep green outdoors background. With any Havanese, the challenge is to get the texture of their fur just right–and they do vary. (I know because I have one). Some dogs are silkier and some have a curlier cottony texture. Molly was a bit of both. She was such fun to paint, and I know her portrait was a hit given what her human said…

“We received the painting today and it is stunning!!  I absolutely love it.  It looks exactly like our sweet Molly. Thank you so much for all your hard work.”


  1. Mary Richling

    Awww, I just want to give her a squeeze! Beautiful!

  2. Debbie Joyce-Chelette


  3. Gorgeous!

  4. Kathryn Zingrebe


  5. Lisa Levy

    Very nice ♥️

  6. Irene Hagemann

    Lovely. Makes you want to touch her!💕

  7. Lynn Smith Brennan


  8. Katrina Reed


  9. Pat McDougall Muise

    The light in the eyes is perfect!

  10. Teri Haney

    You are so talented! I believed this is most realistic painting of a Havanese that I have ever seen. I thought it was a photograph at first.

  11. Hope Lane Pet Portraits

    Thank you all so much

  12. Debra Hayes

    Another wonderful painting Hope – – just stunning!

  13. Marcia D Reimer

    Marty Testasecca – this reminds be of Luna!

  14. Debbie Colegrove Haaff Wagner

    So beautiful and lifelike! You have a wonderful gift with your eyes and hands.

  15. Debbie VanDamme Kerxhalli

    Absolutely stunning.

  16. Sue Mezistrano

    So talented, lovely ♥️

  17. Lynne Willingham

    Absolutely wonderful! Good work, Hope.

  18. Kristi Levi Parr

    Wonderful painting!

  19. Linda Ann

    Gorgeous! ❤️

  20. Janice Petsch

    What I wouldn’t give for your talent. They say everyone has a hidden talent. Well I’m here to tell you…. I am 80 years old and I STILL HAVE NO FOUND IT.😉

    • Hope Lane Pet Portraits

      I’m sure it’s there just maybe not in the form you think–but thanks for appreciating what I do

    • Linda Hoops

      Janice Petsch Maybe your talent is being the best mother to your two Havanese pups!

    • Janice Petsch

      There you go Linda. Why didn’t I think of that? Of course Judie wouldn’t say that, she will say I should train them to behave better. Love you Judie but , I CANT DO THAT. Besides they would really be mad and wouldn’t cuddle with me anymore😳😂😂😂😂

    • Linda Hoops

      Janice Petsch Believe me, we feel the same about Gabby. We love our puppies, and their cuddling. 😍

  21. Beth Brennan Grabish


  22. Rosemarie Hoerner Hoffman

    omg, that’s so beautiful.

  23. Michelle Manlutac Andersen

    Birger W Andersen Mayvelyn Manlutac Andersen

  24. Lynn DiPirro

    That is gorgeous!! You are so talented

  25. Betty Dunbar Hines


  26. Deborah Ann

    So realistic

  27. Jan Dennison Zupko

    Amazing work!!!!

  28. Anna Ammala

    Amazing. You’ve captured that cute little Havi smile perfectly ❤️

  29. Cindy Meek

    This is stunning! So many portraits get the eyes all wrong—but you captured those “almond eyes” so well. ❤️

  30. Suzie Leafer

    Absolutely beautiful!!!! So very talented!!!

  31. Marian Phillips

    Enchanting. I’m a big fan.

  32. Gina Gwaltney Eagle

    You are very talented! ❤️Those eyes 😍

  33. Daria Dingman

    Amazing! Beautiful work.

  34. Marc Berner

    Lovely, Hope!

  35. Sabrina Lo

    Absolutely beautiful!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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