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Completed Portrait of Ringo the Havanese

Completed Portrait of Ringo the Havanese

© Ringo the Havanese, 8" x 10" acrylic by Hope Lane, www.hopelaneart.com This is the finished painting of Ringo. Doesn't he look dapper with his little blue bandana? It was great fun painting his black and white fur. And oh, those eyebrows. I'm knee deep in the...

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Starting A Havanese in the City

Starting A Havanese in the City

This is the first stage of a recent painting of a Havanese. I was asked to create a portrait of a very special Grand-dog named Ringo by one of my friends. He lives in NYC with his family, and is loved by them all. The painting will be an 8" x 10". This was the end...

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Finished Painting of a Cat Named Buck

Finished Painting of a Cat Named Buck

Buck the Cat, 11" x 14" oil painting by Hope Lane. www.hopelaneart.com This is the final portrait, completed with a lot of love for my niece. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out--I wanted a certain softness to come through, and working in oils helped that. Buck...

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More work on Buck the Cat

More work on Buck the Cat

I'm continuing to work on Buck's portrait by laying in a solid layer of oil paint. I'm trying to get the overall tones established and always go for the darker shades first, then layer lighter brushstrokes on top for the fur. This stage is where I get a sense of where...

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Starting a Portrait of Buck

Starting a Portrait of Buck

This is the start of a painting of Buck the Cat which will be a gift for my niece. He is her much beloved companion and never far from her side. As she describes him, Buck is "...somewhere between a mama’s boy and a grumpy Gus". He has an intense curiosity and is...

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Completed Painting of a Goldendoodle and a Duck

Completed Painting of a Goldendoodle and a Duck

Ruby and Lu by Hope Lane, acrylic 9" x 12" The completed painting of an unusual friendship between a very sweet Goldendoodle and a foundling duckling. You'll be happy to know that while Ruby's humans were happy to keep Lu the duck with them, they were unsure whether...

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Early Stages of a Dog and a Duck

Early Stages of a Dog and a Duck

I started my portrait of Ruby and Lu a bit differently than I usually do. I generally start by laying in a rough all-over first layer of paint, and then refining it on additional layers. This time I dove right in and painted Ruby's head in a fair amount of detail....

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Painting a Dog and a Duck

Painting a Dog and a Duck

Ruby the Goldendoodle and Lu the duckling had a very special connection. Lu had followed Ruby's dad home one day, and became a member of the family for awhile. When Ruby, who was a very special dog, passed on, I was asked to create a painting commemorating the two of...

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