Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Golden Opportunity

Golden Lab. Oil on canvas, 12x12. Part of a project for Center Framing and Art in West Hartford, Conn. Contact Sandy for price and shipping info.

I've started painting here in the attic studio - and well I should, since I'm woefully late with a 12-portrait project for Sandy, the owner of Center Framing and Art in West Hartford, Conn. The idea is 12 12x12 portraits of the most popular dog breeds.

So far, I've done a black lab, a golden lab, a golden retriever, a Yorkie, a German shepherd, a poodle and a dachshund. Then, beagle, boxer, bulldog - and shih tzu would make 11... and Sandy and I thought perhaps a cocker spaniel for No. 12.

Time to get cracking!


Art with Liz said...

Carrie, this is magnificent! The lovely juicy paint and the expression on that gorgeous dog's face! Perfect.

JudyMackeyart said...

OH WOW! I love this pet portrait; is this with a palette knife? It is soooooo beautiful. Takes my breath away... beautiful

carrie jacobson said...

Hey, Judy - Thanks for the note - I did indeed make this one with a palette knife - I really like it, too - though honestly, some of me sort of dislikes it because it is so traditional - it's as though someone else (more talented and experienced) painted it.

I've been having fun with these paintings - there's a slew more coming.