Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pede's portrait is finished!

Pede 12 x 12 inch acrylic on canvas
© 2010 Kathleen Coy

Pede's portrait is finished and I'm very happy with how it turned out. Pede is getting up there in years, and is dearly loved by her family in Australia. I wanted to capture her dignity, devotion, and gentle nature.

I made a short video of the progress, from start to finish. In it, you can see the photo I worked from, the concept sketch, and a few studio shots. I hope you like it:



Dogs give us so much, and ask for so little in return. It's truly a labor of love to paint them - it's my way of giving something back. I think every dog deserves a portrait, but of course that's just my opinion.

And as always, if you're interested in a portrait of your pet, you can find information here. Feel free to email me with any questions.

Much love,

17 comments:

Holly said...

Amazing!!!! I love it !

Barbara said...

So beautiful! I hope to be able to afford having you paint all three of my dogs (past and present) together!!

sam said...

Great job Kathleen and nice video)

Mona said...

lovely video of it and beautiful work!

My Sons Mum said...

Wow. we are so lucky xx

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Another incredible work of art and love!

houndstooth said...

I love how it turned out in the end! Simply beautiful!

Priscilla said...

It's such a beautiful portrait!

Caroline said...

Perfect!

gtyyup said...

Another great portrait! I think you captured her perfectly~

Dean Grey said...

Kathleen!

This turned out GREAT!

Pede is clearly a sweetheart.

Love the work-in-progress video (the music brought a smile to my face)!

-Dean

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

What a lovely, expressive face!

Yes, every dog (and cat) deserves a portrait!

Online RSA said...

Wow what an amazing portrait of Pede, I wish I had your talent!

Hannalei said...

Oh my gracious. I just happened upon your blog and my jaw dropped at the portrait of Pede. The video was awesome to watch as well. Now I'm off to look at the rest of your beautiful work. Xo

victoria eugenia said...

Preciosa esta pintura del perro. Tambien las fotografias me han encantado. Mis felicitaciones. Victoria.

Betsy said...

That is absolutely beautiful, you are very talented. I like how you shared the progress in a video.

Electric Blue said...

This is my favorite. Such talent.