Starting to Paint Molly the Havanese

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019 in Blog | 5 comments

Starting to Paint Molly the Havanese

Meet Molly, a Havanese I recently painted. Molly is a 3 year old Havanese.  She is very sweet, happy, and loving and she’s very attached to her family. They spoil her every chance they get. This photo is of the first rough stage of painting. One of the initial challenges was that the photo I wanted to work from was a shot of Molly sitting on a person’s knee. As including a partial knee wouldn’t really make the painting better, I had to find a different answer. As the client wanted Molly shown outdoors, I decided to make Molly look as if she were resting on some stone in a green setting. The other challenge would be pulling some details out of areas that are either too dark or too light in the photo.


  1. Jeanette Deas Snisky

    Great art work.

  2. Love your work. Are you open to new customers? I hav three Havanese each of whom is more precious to me than I can
    express. I would definitely be interested if you can fit us in. Also, depending on the cost, would consider sponsoring a portrait for the Stella Fund fundraiser if you agree.

    • Hi Marian
      Yes I am open to new clients and would be happy to “chat” with you. Just send me an email at info@hopelaneart.com and I’ll reply at length.

  3. Marian Phillips


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