Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Painting #15 of the January 30 paintings in 30 day challenge. Custom dog portrait

Painting #15 (Half way there!!!!!) of the 30 paintings in 30 days January art challenge.   Meet Belle Marie. I got the greatest up close nose reference shot of her laying on a pillow.    My 2nd 'nose style' dog portrait..    Her eyes were fun to paint as she has blue flecks in her eyes.  I have a blue merle collie that also has the merling in the eyes, I can remember looking at his eyes when he was a puppy trying to figure out if it was a reflection I was seeing or what.. but it was the merle in him that gave him those specks.    I got a really fun reference photo for this and this was a fun painting to do!

Belle Marie
6x6x1 3/8" custom daily pet portrait
Acrylic on canvas
see my Etsy listing HERE


  1. Fantastic! I will never get tired of adorable dogs with their huge adorable noses. Terrific perspective.

  2. Thanks for this wonderful piece! Who can resist a big nose dog??? Got me grinning!