Dog Portrait, Kansas, “Chipper”

Dog Portrait of Chipper, Painting

This dog portrait painting was commissioned by someone from my alma matter. Although we don’t know each other in real life, it was fun working with someone with a shared history.

Chipper was not the easiest subject because there was not a single picture that was perfect to work from and his colors looked different in many of the photos. So with his owners help and some creative license, I came up with a composition that I hoped conveyed his relaxed attitude in his favorite chair. RIP Chipper.

Medium: Pet Portrait Painting
Size: 11″ x 14″

From sketch to completed painting…
pet portrait painting progression

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Here’s one reference photo that I used mostly for inspirations


This one was close to the pose I wanted

This one was close to the pose I wanted


And this one shows his cool brown and blue eyes

And this one shows his cool brown and blue eyes

 

 

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A portrait of my beloved Chipper now in a prominent place at home. Thanks to my Facebook friend, Daniele Jones, for doing such a wonderful job!
– Don