Tuesday, December 13, 2011

chocolate lab portrait in watercolor

chocolate lab portrait in watercolor 8 by 10 inches on paper ©Maria Reichert 2011

Have neglected my blogging lately while scurrying around in this holiday season!  I delivered this to his family this weekend and they were happy with him, so I thought I might share with you.  I really loved the eyes on this dog, so sweet.

17 comments:

  1. It's wonderful and I'm sure they'll enjoy it for years to come.

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  2. He is so adorable, Maria! His eyes are fabulous!

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  3. Thanks Judy, I think I need to dedicate a month to eyes, dog eyes, horse eyes people eyes, they are tricky little things!

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  4. Oh Maria! He is so cute!! And I think you have the eyes down pretty good there! You have really captured him! Love it :)

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  5. I can see why they were so happy - you've done a brilliant job. His eyes are very soulful indeed xx

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  6. No wonder they were happy! It is lovely - and of course I particulary like it as I have a chocolate lab too! x

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  7. Thank you thank you! Hardest part with him was not getting his eyes to high, I wanted to show off his big, broad lab head! Look forward to doing another dog portrait, next two will be horses again!

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  8. What a beautiful portrait, Maria! Have fun on your next ones, and can't wait to see them also.

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  9. Thank you Sheryl, I will share more when I am allowed. Hope you are starting to feel the holiday spirit, snow today is making it feel like Christmas is getting near!

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  10. Wow, awesome job on this one!! Love it!

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  11. Oh, his expression is so alive, I feel his presence when looking at him! I feel a personality, not just a dog. Very beautiful portrait! I much like your colors too, I have a problem keeping darks from getting muddy.

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  12. Thank you Carol and Blaga, I struggle a bit with getting my darks a bit muddy myself, I don't always know when to stop adding colors! Hoping to learn my color combos a bit better this year!?

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  13. your paintings are just beautiful, I have joined as a follower so I will keep up with your posts,

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  14. I really like the soft expression in his eyes...

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  15. Thank you Laurie, hope to post more often in 2012, have so many ideas in mind! And thanks Arena, that was the most important thing I wanted to show in this painting, his eyes, so happy that you were drawn to them!

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