Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Reagan in The River

This is a little dog I met recently down in the dunes by the River. I got that birds of a feather vibe from her human right away and she eventually asked me to do a painting of Reagan and Jackson in that setting. I did this from a photo I took of the two dogs in the water. Just playing around with the looseness and working with shapes and color. I think my favorite part of this is the way the light shows the shape of her head.

18 comments:

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Nice, Mary! You can really feel the sun hitting her body.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

It's fantastic!!!!! Love your brushwork!

SamArtDog said...

Well, you know we love the dog! She's very exciting.

Karin Lynn said...

I love "the looseness" of the piece and the light bouncing around...decisive strokes...yeh!!

mary maxam said...

Wow, this brushwork and color has this guy jumping off the page! ...very nice

Darlene Twitchell said...

I love it! What a lovely painting!

Studio at the Farm said...

Lovely and loose ... and I love the colors!

Kelley Sanford said...

Great looseness. What fun.

martinealison said...

Une belle capture... Une explosion de couleurs...
Une touche exceptionnelle.
Bravo!
Gros bisous

conservativelybohemian said...

I love that you captured that "I'm about to have some major fun but better check to see if it is ok with mom" look!

Dottie said...

Beautiful color and brushwork as always!

Diane scott said...

Love this little dog...great feeling of how a dog just never stays still. I can practically feel him shaking the water off any second now!

Page Railsback said...

Wow MSW..This painting is awesome..the brushstroke..very unique color use...LOVE it..so free and beautiful

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Lovely dog portrait. I wish I could paint as loosely as you. You are so talented!!! :D

Virginia Floyd said...

I love the expressiveness of her body language! She does look like she's checking with her humans before having some fun. So cute!

Shelley Smart said...

You really captured the energy of the dog! Fun!

Kristeena Crabb said...

Wonderful! I can see her tail wagging, too!

Bennett said...

I love the brushstrokes. The looseness of the style and the reflection! Wonderful work!

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