Monday, May 10, 2010

American Eskimo Dog portrait

Junior, 18 x 18" acrylic on canvas
© 2010 Kathleen Coy


Junior's portrait is finished. Junior passed away earlier this year, and I hope his owner finds some comfort in this portrait. I really enjoyed painting Junior's thick, white fur reflecting the colors of sun, snow, and shadow. I wanted to use very little actual white paint, and reserved it for a few select highlights. Even with all these colors in his fur, it makes sense - the mind knows it's looking at a white dog.

Speaking of white dog, Junior was featured on an album cover titled "White Dog" by Vlasis. You can see Junior on the album cover here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/vlasis

And here is an "in-progress" video I made of the painting. Enjoy!





19 comments:

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

Very nice!

I'm sure my Eskie friends will concur!

Thanks for sharing Junior's portrait with us!

AND, Happy Birthday!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That is so beautiful! I know Junior's family will love it forever!

houndstooth said...

That is just a beautiful portrait! I hope it brings many smiles to whoever is missing him.

Twix said...

Terrific job, Kat! I love love love it when you do those videos. It is amazing to watch your paintings come to life. Junior's family will cherish that for years.
Snuggles,
Twix
PS: Hope you had a happy Momma's Day

MAXMOM said...

How absolutely beautiful, Kathleen! You have a truly amazing talent! (Did you perhaps record any 'in-progress' footage of the Maxterpiece?)
Congratulations on another masterpiece...it is going to bring the owner such joy!
With love
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Linda said...

Wow , Beautiful, I enjoyed the proces. Lindax

Linda said...

Sorry I Cant spell!! Linda

WATERBABY CHRISTINE said...

So amazing to see that blank canvas come to life! Thanks for showing.

Pussycats and Angels said...

Another fantastic painting Kathleen. Hope all is well?
Love to You and Cloud
Juliexxx

Caroline said...

How beautiful - painting white is certainly a challenge but one you've mastered here!! I enjoyed the video - thanks for sharing the process!

Dean Grey said...

Kathleen!

I love Junior's wild fur! You pumped so many colors into it even though it was "technically" white. Nice job on that!

It was neat seeing the "in-progress" clip too! The background music had a wonderful spiritual feel to it and matched the subject perfectly!

-Dean

sam said...

Beautifully done as usual Kathleen!

fazrul arhan said...

Love the spontanous of your stroke..great piece:)

Learn Tajweed said...

That is just a beautiful portrait!

Julia Guthrie said...

Amazing hon! I bet your palette was awash with colour doing this one :) So clever too...just looking at it your brain tells you 'it's a white dog'!! lol

Priscilla said...

Wow! Amazing video! I loved it!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

I love this one!

M.E. said...

Nice job, great painting! This is beautiful
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Gotinhas de sol said...

Olá! paxei mais uma vez, falando português, pois ainda não domino o inglês,(sou uma preguiçosa) lol para dizer que estou absolutamente encantada com os seus trabalhos que são maravilhosos e grata por poder aprender consigo.
Abraços de carinho desta sua amiga virtual.