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Golden Retriever Acrylic Portrait

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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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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 :)

10/24/2014 Flag it

10/30/2014 Flag

Great work!

10/30/2014 Flag

Thank you all. :)

10/31/2014 Flag

I'm working on a King Charles Cavalier and am having trouble getting the colors right. The colors on your golden would work well. Would you share what colors you used to achieve such beautiful results? Thanks!

09/10/2015 Flag

I did this in acrylic - my first one. I have since switched to oil paints but I think I use similar colors. Let me try and remember. I use a burnt sienna, yellow ocre, experimented with a bit of Alizarin Crimson added into the Burnt Sienna, and now I use Transparant Oxide Brown, Trans oxide Red, Cad red light, and cad yellow deep. Also, Quinacradone Burnt Orange and Quin Sienna - both are transparent colors and will give a lovely glaze of color and highlight as will the Transp Oxide Red. I now use only oil paints for portraits. Good luck! Barb

09/15/2015 Flag