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A Dog of Summer

A Dog of Summer

Grover the Cockapoo, 8″ x 10″ acrylic by Hope Lane www.hopelaneart.com During the dog days of summer, my thoughts turn to, well, dogs. I did this painting of Grover the Cockapoo several years ago and thought I’d reshare it. I loved trying to catch...
Finished Painting of a Shiba Inu

Finished Painting of a Shiba Inu

Brenda the Shiba Inu by Hope Lane 18″ x 18″ oil www.hopelaneart.com I had a great time completing this commissioned portrait of Brenda, with her spiffy pink collar and “don’t mess with me” attitude. I was super happy with how this little...
Painting Brenda the Shiba Inu

Painting Brenda the Shiba Inu

Meet Brenda, a sassy little girl who just happens to belong to my niece. This is the first stage of painting for a 18″ x 18″ oil portrait that is a long delayed birthday gift. I started this Shiba Inu portrait by creating a pencil sketch which I transfered...
Finished Portrait of Pac, a Black Lab

Finished Portrait of Pac, a Black Lab

Pac, A Black Labrador Retriever by Hope Lane, 9″ x 12″ acrylic www.hopelaneart.com The final commissioned painting is a long step from my last photo. You can’t actually see the bright yellow background I first put in, but trust me, it made a...
Painting a Black Lab, Underpainting

Painting a Black Lab, Underpainting

I started my painting of Pac the Black Lab by switching it up a bit. I laid down a layer of yellow ocher paint as a complementary color (meaning the opposite) to what would be a predominantly blue and green painting. This can add a certain energy and vibrance to a...
Sketch for a Painting of a Black Lab

Sketch for a Painting of a Black Lab

This beautiful boy is a black Lab named Pac. I was contacted by a previous client, his “mom”, to create a new painting as a gift. Pac is an outdoor dog who goes hunting with his human, so placing him in his environment was important. Only problem was, the...