Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sunny


I think this is not too bad for a very first attempt at painting a portrait. Sunny is special to me not only because he is my mother's dog, but also as the son of a dog I had. Don't be fooled by the wise expression on his face. The reference photo was taken while he was extremely concentrated monitoring the trajectory of our every bite at an outdoor patio. 
I have been making sketches of him lately, but didn't dare painting him. Then today I saw this posting on Konstantin Sterkhov's blog, and thought that I could try my luck...


12 comments:

Maria's Watercolor said...

very nice portrait, it is wonderful

Lydie said...

Oh it's seem that his eyes follow me. Very good Blagga. Advices of Kontantin work great and also your brushes.

Judy said...

Oh Blaga, he is great! Very well painted! The sketch is great too!
I'm going to have a look at Konstantin's blog, thanks!

Isabelle said...

il a fier allure ce chien,

AK said...

Fabulous portrait Blaga.

Blaga said...

Maria, I appreciate very much your expert opinion :) Thank you!

Lydie and Judy, thank you for the very positive feedback! Konstantin’s blog is interesting, containing varied information, artists’ profiles and sometimes technical advice. Worth checking out.

Isabelle, le chien a vraiment fière allure, mais c'est trompeur. En réalité, il est simplement très concentré sur notre repas :)

Thank you, Asit!

Jane said...

Nothing like trying Blaga, and you did a very good job.

cathyswatercolors said...

Great painting of you mom's dog. This would make a good mom's day gift. The expression on the pooch really makes it.

Miriam said...

Ciao Blaga!!! Grazie mille per il tuo commento. Ho visitato il tuo sito e i tuoi acquerelli sono ricchi di sensibilità e di grande equilibrio cromatico.
Un abbraccio and Happy Easter!

Elvi said...

Bellissimo Sunny. Sei stata molto brava. Elvi

Tito said...

To be the first attempt, I would say it is a great painting. Congratulations and Happy Easter, Blaga. Ciao.

Blaga said...

Jane and Cathy, thank you for your comments!

Miriam, sono felice di darvi il benvenuto om mio blog.

Grazie, Elvi et Tito, per la vostra visita e per i vostri commenti