Sunday, February 6, 2011

Painting a Beagle by Carolyn Finnell



Painting a pet has different challenges and rewards. I paint the eyes first because the eyes are what makes the portrait come alive, if they are not right, I might as well wipe it and start over.

5 comments:

Linda K. Nickles said...

I LOVED watching this . . . it's so interesting to see the process. Thank you, Carolyn, for sharing.

Kay Zahn said...

This is the first time I've watched a pet portrait being done. Stuck on landscapes! But you make me want to try to paint an animal. It was very interesting. Thanks so much for sharing.

Bev Koldon said...

This was a great demo. Easy to watch the process not so hectic and fast that you can't even catch what's going on. Thanks for doing this. I am definitely inspired to try my dogs in oil now.

mary maxam said...

I really like all the clear, clean steps and watching that color go in. Nicely done.

Kathy Cousart said...

I could look at this beagles eyes forever! They are beautiful and sensitive and filled with light and love. You are right, after that nothing else matters- eyes have to be right:) Just wonderful and enjoyed seeing the process for you.