Friday, December 11, 2009

Twix the Dachshund's portrait is finished

"Twix" 10 x 10" acrylic on canvas
© 2009 Kathleen Coy

Here is the finished portrait of Twix the little red Dachshund. The portrait is a surprise Christmas present for her daddy. I can't wait to hear about his reaction!

Here are a few photos of the progress -

The reference photo:


Sketch on the canvas:


Laying down the background colors:


Love that little red ear!


More work on her face:


And once again, the final portrait:


What a little sweetie! I'm really happy with how this turned out. The collar was especially fun to paint! I hope her daddy likes it!

29 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Very nice!

As Khyra just pawed on Cloud's blog, oh to be there when Twix's dad sees it!

Kimberly said...

Hi Kathleen, wonderful job, of course, he'll be enchanted.

Stella said...

Your work is breathtaking, Kathleen!

Kisses,
Stella (and Jo)

Kelly Schulz said...

Kathleen you have such a talent for painting! You have a way of making the painting look better than the photo! Beautiful!

WATERBABY CHRISTINE said...

Somehow your portraits capture not just the physical likeness, but the personality. Don't know how you do that, but I know for sure someone is going to receive an unforgettable present this year. Warm wishes -

Bijou said...

Hi Kat,

We love Twix's painting! There's no doubt it will be a wonderful and very special surprise pressie for her daddy.

Waggles,
Bijou

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

On Kathleen! What a wonderful portrait! I love the colors and how you have captured the enduring personality.

Dean Grey said...

Kathleen!

This is good. Really, really good!

Even showing us the work-in-progress, I still don't know how you did it!

Twix' fur looks so rich....almost like chocolate!

I really like the background too. I'd like to have my walls painted like that!

-Dean

Twix said...

Mom and I agree with everyone else, this is magnificent! You are truly a talented and amazing artist. I'm excited to see it in person as I'm sure it looks even better, which is hard to imagine. I can't wait until Daddy gets it and we can share his reaction with you guys. Thank you so very much for painting me!
Snuggles,
Twix

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

It's just beautiful! His reaction is bound to be fantastic!!

Cheryl

Colette Theriault said...

Very nice painting Kathleen! I love the expression and warm colors. They will love it for sure!

JackDaddy said...

Thank you again for sharing these with us. Wonderful painting, as always!

Kritter Keeper said...

love the background coloring! and of course love twix's position and that sweet face!

sam said...

Wow Kathleen! Great pose, great painting. Your background is just incredible, it works so well)

Train Wreck said...

That is fabulous! I would hang that in my house. I don't even have a dachshund! I wish we lived closer. I would love to see you in action. I have the hardest time with the backgrounds. I love your style. Just love it! I am gooing to sen one of my friends over here. She had these little wieners!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

All I can say is ... WOW!

Hallie

claudia said...

I came here from another blog, pointing out your painting of Twix. Of course I had to look through your other postings.
Your paintings are awesome. The painting you did of your dog Cloud made me get teary eyed. You have captured that love and devotion from Cloud so perfectly...I felt it!

Linda said...

Truely Awesome painting, with real Heart. Lindax

Kathleen Coy said...

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments!

Kathleen

Carolee said...

Just stunning...those eyes! Your work never ceases to amaze me...

~ Carolee

kalyxcorn said...

oh thattotally captures twix. WONDERFUL job!!!

artbyakiko said...

This is so beautiful, Kathleen! Expression in her eyes are just amazing. I love it.

Morgaine said...

This is gorgeous Kathleen, love the colours,everything about it!

Manon Doyle said...

Kathleen,
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog today! I absolutely love the work you do!!
All my best this holiday season!!

manon

Lisa Holtzman said...

I just found you through Manon Doyle. WOW, your paintings are incredible!!

gtyyup said...

Twix!!! What a cute name...and what a cute dog too! Your painting is wonderful. The eyes draw you right into the painting. Another well done piece!

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Great artwork. Seeing the progression and end result was nice.

lulu said...

Love twix the dashund!
Just started my first bog!! Yours is great love it