venerdì 2 dicembre 2011

dog portrait - initial study

© JANE MINTER
"nina" 
golden retriever
dog portrait 
watercolour study
32 x 41cm Fabriano 

....wanted to share one of my first attempts of  a dog portrait ....I painted this study about five years ago ,  with the initial "wet in wet" wash adding some detail "wet in dry" , at the time I took the advice of a good friend and  artist to leave it as it was at this stage and just enjoy it as it was   ....so it was left unfinished without adding darks and further details  ...the owner of nina loved  this initial study so much  I gave it as a present to her.
 I have recently been looking at old portraits and pet portraits studies and sketches as i've decided to take a "portrait course" with London Art College  ....hope to post a few of the exercises  ... busy drawing eggs at the moment ! ..the portrait course will be a difficult challenge for me.  

19 commenti:

Judy ha detto...

Eggs..? Very early animal portraits? :)
Lovely dog study, Jane! Good luck with the portrait course!

Elvi ha detto...

Bellissima "Nina". Elvi

Manuel Moyano ha detto...

Increible, me gusta mucho.un saludo

Cora ha detto...

I'm impressed how you've painted Nina. Lovely dog.

suzanneberry ha detto...

just lovely jane!

jane minter ha detto...

ciao elvi ...nina è bellissima ! grazie mille

jane minter ha detto...

manuel thankyou for looking ..following your blog now.

hi cora thankyou still trying to paint our border collie :)

hi suzanne ..thankyou your dog portraits are incredible .

jane minter ha detto...

judy D !!! "egg" heads ovals ...exercises just practicing form and proportions ....thanks judy... i've wanted to do a portrait course for a long time ..no course locally ..decided on LAC as i've already enjoyed the watercolour course a while back.

John (JWJarts) ha detto...

Lovely light and loose study.

Suzanne ha detto...

Lovely study Jane, definetly leave it as it is as it captures Nina so beautifully.

RH Carpenter ha detto...

Sounds like a wonderful course - eggheads, yes, I understand that :) I, too, need to study more portraiture work and get better at it. This is lovely as is and your friend was right to tell you to just stop and enjoy it - everything is there the viewer needs to read that it's a big, golden retriever!

maría josé ha detto...

Come tutto ciò che fate, preziosi!!!!

jane minter ha detto...

hi john bit lighter IRL thanks for your kind comment

hi suzanne thankyou glad i did leave it now ..sounds like you got a good course locally .

Rhonda lots of practice needed ! have a few models at home don't stay still long :) love your crow woman portrait

hi maria josé thankyou :)

Olivia ha detto...

Absolument magnifique. Tu nous montres un chien qui doit avoir un caractère très doux, n'est-ce pas Jane ? Superbe ! Bises.

Floriana Quaini ha detto...

Che bella Nina! Da innamorarsene...
Trovo questo lavoro eccezionale perchè Nina è viva nel tuo dipinto con la sua dolcezza e il suo animo. Bellissimo, ciao, Floriana

jane minter ha detto...

hi olivia merci ! she's so gentle

jane minter ha detto...

ciao floriana grazie mille... amo tanto nina :)

Lydie ha detto...

Très belle étude. Bravo Jane, bonne soirée.

jane minter ha detto...

lydie merci ..have a good week .