Little Princess Shih Tzu Painting Finished
This is the finished painting of Molly, the Shih Tzu. Molly’s guardian noticed that in the last stage, I had gotten Molly’s face a little too light–and she was totally correct. Once I adjusted the color around her eyes and nose, everything felt much better. More depth, more true to life.
Working from photos as I do, I count on my clients to let me know when a painting is not accurate. They know their pet and love them–and photos are deceptive, especially on coloring. For example, when you shoot a white dog or cat in very warm lighting, like old incandescent bulbs or at sunset, they can start to look like they have cream or even apricot fur. And when you shoot a dog with warm brown eyes under florescent lighting or with a flash, their eyes may go super dark.
That’s why I send in progress photos. To provide my clients a time to tell me if I’m on target–or off the mark and to let me adjust the painting before it gets too far along and the fix becomes more difficult. I want my clients to see THEIR pet when they look at one of my portraits and to be totally happy with their painting.
One of my favorites of your work 😉 lovely
Thanks Jennifer this is the first Shih Tzu I’ve painted. It’s always exciting painting a new breed–and the costume was just plain fun. I’m happy with how she came out.
Thank you, Hope Lane! We are crazy about Molly and her princess painting!!!
Thanks so much Laura. It was so much fun to paint Molly–my very first Shih tzu too!
you do a beautiful job , looks so real, your very talented
Had to take a second look …. Thought it was a photo…. Lovely.