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A Sketch for my Contest Winner

A Sketch for my Contest Winner

Meet cute little Theodore, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. His photo was the winner of my free portrait photo contest earlier this year. He loves to go outside--and his humans joke "that he is the world's tiniest hunting dog because he races out the door to chase...

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The Winner of a Free Pet Portrait

The Winner of a Free Pet Portrait

Congratulations to Donna Phillips and Theodore for winning the a Pet Portrait from Hope Lane Art. The contest was very successful. We had over 80 entries submitted of some pretty adorable pets. But sadly only one could win. The winner was chosen by a random drawing...

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Enter a Pet Portrait Contest on my Facebook Page

Enter a Pet Portrait Contest on my Facebook Page

As a thank you to all of my friends who follow this blog and my Facebook page--and to make your 2021 a bit brighter, I'm running a contest. I'm going to do a drawing for one lucky winner to get a free pet portrait. All you need to do to enter is add your pet's photo...

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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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