Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Latest commission - Pede the Pit Bull

This beautiful girl is Pede, who is a Pittie from Australia. She is 13 years old, and is dearly loved by her family. She has the most beautiful, soulful eyes! I'm very happy with this drawing, and know I'm going to have a lot of fun painting this sweet girl. The painting will be 12 x 12 inches, acrylic on canvas.

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:

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