Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sky


The first commission of the year.  Sky is no longer with us so I'm not so sure I really got Her.  If there are tears it's a good thing.  If not, we do a little more reminiscing and studying of photos. I find that even the bad photos give me a better sense of the animal than trying to capture their personality from just one view.  I like this dog though, even if she only exists right here.  :>)

6 comments:

dominique eichi said...

Beautiful portrait.

robin peterson said...

Thanks Dominique. Apparently I got close enough to a likeness, my client was happy... so, me too!

Sheila said...

I'm so envious of your talent and the abundance of commissions. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for my first one.

Vern Schwarz said...

Robin, this painting is fantastic. I can't imagine anyone not loving this. Your colours and brushstrokes are so beautifully bold.

robin peterson said...

Thanks Sheila and Vern, I love painting dogs, they're so expressive!

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful portrait! I love the light in it and the great brushwork. You do beautiful dog portraits.