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Commissioned portrait work
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Maeve
Commissioned portrait of Maeve. She is a Lurcher, an ancient british dog variety.
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Finished portrait, oil on masonite 16" x 20"
Client really liked this old english painting and wanted to use it as a starting point for mood and color palette.
Reference photo provided by client. We made several adjustments, including a new background, having her head held higher, ears perkier, and a bit of tail showing.
Quick concept sketch showing new background
Underpainting in venetian red acrylic
Finished painting, again
detail
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