Blue Merle Cockapoo Dog Portrait 704

Pig Plush toy

This painting of a Blue Merle Cockapoo came with several special requests. My client asked me to paint her dog as if it was sticking its head out of a ball playpen. She also wanted me to include two of her pet's favorite toys. I started with a black and white underpainting and slowly added in all the balls for this large 20x24in painting.

cockapoo painting progression

This time around I like to get all the colorful balls in place before concentrating on the pet's head. The dog's head has to stick out and I am thinking of manipulating the cast shadows in thin layers of darker paint over the colorful balls. To do that though I will need to have all the balls fully painted in. Getting all the balls to be the same size has become a challenge and has taken up a lot of my time. I will post as soon as I have more to show.

plush toy and ball painting

 

 

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The Artist

My name is Enzie (pronounced "NC") and I am multidisiplinary artist based out of California, USA.  

I specialize in life size commissioned portraiture of pets and people and one of a kind handmade miniatures.

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