Labrador Flo in heather

This is Flo, a lovely black labrador retriever. I completed her portrait a week ago for her owner. Flo loves her walks in the Irish hills and the client wanted this in the painting. The painting is 30 x 30 cm in size painted with acrylics on stretched canvas. Flo is sitting in some lovely heathers and long grasses. I love the colours in the photo, the rich browns and ochres work very well. The client was very happy with the finished painting. I hope you all like it too.

black labrador retriever dog painting

I took some photos of the painting in progress. I am including them below together with the reference photo and some photographs of the finished canvas.

Retriever Portrait

Hello everybody. I know, I know, I haven’t been posting on the blog for such a long time… But I am back and very busy working on lots of new and exciting portraits. I will post all the recently finished portraits soon, but for now, this is a new one I have been working on last week…

There is much more to do on the detailing and it will be finished within a few days. It is a lovely portrait of Roxy, the beautiful retriever who has sadly passed away. Her owner has commissioned me to create a portrait of Roxy as a keepsake for herself. The portrait is painted with acrylics as usual, and is 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25cm) in size. The photos unfortunately do not show the beautiful colours on the canvas, but when the portrait is finished, I will scan it and match it to the original. These are the first three steps of the painting:

Roxy - portrait step 3
Roxy – portrait step 3
Roxy - portrait step 2
Roxy – portrait step 2
Roxy - portrait step 1
Roxy – portrait step 1