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.”