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Golden Retriever Acrylic Portrait

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Photo Details:
Camera Apple iPhone 4S
Exposure Time 1/20
F-Stop 2.4
ISO 80

Created in this Craftsy class

Pet Portraits taught by Pat Weaver

Learn to paint a personality-filled portrait of your furry best friend with fun, simple steps!

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Category Painting
Type Painting
Subject Pet
Material Acrylic Paint
Style Realist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. This is the first acrylic painting I have done in 35 years, and the first pet portrait after watching the Pat Weaver video series. Her teaching style and techniques are amazing and easy to follow! I am a watercolor artist but will definitely be having more fun with some acrylic pet portraits too! Hope you like this Golden Retriever :)

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Is the piece for sale? Yes
Name of website or online shop: Barb Capeletti Watercolors

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Thank you all! I did this from a photograph. It is not my dog :) The eyes seem to be the key to the expression. I learned this from the Pat Weaver animal portrait video series. She teaches in acrylic, which this is, but I have since gone on to doing my dog portraits in oils. I started doing pet portraits after my cat died last December, as a way to get out my grief. Somehow, cats are harder to paint and I am doing dog commissions now for people. So glad that you all enjoy the portrait!

10/17/2014 Flag

Nice painting, watch your edges, would be the same thing no matter what medium you are working in.

10/23/2014 Flag

Thanks, Pat! My first painting from your series. I will keep painting :)

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10/30/2014 Flag

Great work!

10/30/2014 Flag

Thank you all. :)

10/31/2014 Flag