Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Challenging commission


So you have a client who wants this pose....

























but to make sure it's in the right colors...





















It takes you much longer than you expect because of the larger size and now you hope that she is happy with the result.










Mina: 16x20 oil on canvas board.

44 comments:

adebanji said...

Hoopefully the client will love it!
You've given it your best and I like it!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Sheila, It's wonderful! I think you have found your calling!
Great job on this.

Manon Doyle said...

Well.... I'd be thrilled with this portrait! You captured the dog and colors beautifully!! Great work Sheila!!

Rinalia said...

She is ever so happy!! I'm impressed with how you captured her coloring and, more importantly, her truly sensitive inner personality.

I often find Mina to be a stubborn, challenging dog. :)

Thank you so much. I can't wait to see it in person and, of course, see Celeste too. :)

Michelle said...

Boy, that does look challenging...but you did an AMAZING job!

Edward Burton said...

Well done, Sheila. I think they will love it.

-Don said...

I'd say, "YOU NAILED IT!". Great job, Sheila!
-Don

anamomda said...

mIna! wll done!

Angela Elledge said...

Outstanding work, Miss Sheila! It's always a good idea to have several references to work from, but one in b/w and the other in color, that's hard; however, YOU DID IT! I also really love the turquoise background, you have the orange/blue complimentary thing going and it works beautifully!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

If I were the client, I know I would be ecstatic!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

My dear Sheila,
I think that it is a supperb work.
Let us know how happy is your client. He/she gonna love it.

Mary Paquet said...

This is a terrific piece with tons of personality. Tough to hit a color when the client isn't sure what it is! I am certain that this piece will be a hit.

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Yep, nailed it! I would be tickled pink with it if that were my dog. Heck, I'd like it even not being my dog! Who doesn't love a great dog painting!

Sheila E. said...

It's great! I'm sure they will love it!

Stephen Parker said...

Congratulations on your commission, Sheila. You did a fabulous job. The cropping and the strong darks are great. And you really got the texture of this handsome pooch's coat.

Jo Castillo said...

Very well done. Nice complements and finish! It is a hit in my book.

Madd Sketch said...

Oh wow that piece looks great!! the colors are great! Once again your talent shows all over the piece.

Art with Liz said...

I should jolly well hope she's happy with the result - it's awesome Sheila!

sam said...

Well done Sheila, artistic license!

AutumnLeaves said...

Mina is beautiful, Sheila! I so love your love for animals. I know the owner will truly adore this piece!

suzanneberry said...

I'm sure the client will love it! you did an amazing job! Bravo!

Lauren Maurer said...

Of course they will LOVE it! Your art is beautiful and it came out great!

Krista Hasson said...

How could the client not be happy with this, it is fantastic! You have such a wonderful way with your portraits, I love your style

Debrosi said...

ooooohhh!!! i think your client is going to absolutely LOVE IT!!! Fantastic work!!!

dominique eichi said...

Great pose , Great dog, and Great painting from a Great artist

Ellen said...

Excellent job! That same sweet face is shining through! I love it!

L.Holm said...

I agree with Don. You nailed this one. Fab!

Celeste Bergin said...

beautiful dog--beautifully painted! I like everything about it.

Rob Hazzard said...

Hi Sheila, I too love the outcome of this painting, nicely done. I especially love the background color that you chose, very pleasing.

Valerie said...

That's a wonderful painting!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

It's wonderful! She should love it!

maria kovalenko leysens said...

Great character and warmth. Love it!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

I saw this when you posted on FB and meant to get over here. I am seriously behind on reading my favorite blogs.

This is a beautiful portrait and the client should absolutely LOVE IT! I do.

I see in the comments that she has seen it and is anxious for it to come to her new home. Kudos!

simoart said...

Sheila
It is a wonderful portrait, he will love it. Superrrrrr

Stephen Gardner said...

I think it's a winner, both the dog and the painting.

SYLVIANE said...

It's absolutely awsome!Great, Sheila!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

You got it Sheila...your client must be thrilled!

Dean Grey said...

This turned out beautifully, Sheila!!

That is one attractive dog!

Very nice likeness and the colors you chose are soft and lovely.

I'm certain the person who comissioned this will be pleased!

-Dean

Pat Burns said...

Wow! Sheila, you did a superb job on this one! I really love the blue- green bkgrd to make that rusty red pop.

Vern Schwarz said...

Beautifully done Sheila.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

LOVE this one! Your brushwork is really lovely, Sheila. I see it again and again on your pet portraits which (imho) border on very sophisticated illustration? I just LOVE that expressive style that is so uniquely your's!

Annie Salness said...

Think you did a wonderful job Sheila!

Linny D. Vine said...

She's great, Sheila!!!

Gwen Bell said...

I know your client was thrilled with the results. Very challenging indeed, but you pulled it off beautifully! Love that turq. background with the rust in the coat.