Saturday, November 6, 2010

"Tobey, Mighty Mite!"

Oil on Cradled Board

Yesterday, our dog Tobey and I went for a walk along one of the river trails here in Bend, home of an absolutely GREAT parks and rec department.  I took a photo of him after he had scrambled up onto a boulder and this is the resulting paintng.  I love working with backlit subjects and I used black gesso on the board.  Nice to work on!  I couldn't possibly think of doing anything with this painting other than giving it to my husband!

By the way, I am available for commissions for your pet's portrait!


Susan Roux said...

Love the light! Your husband must be very happy with his gift.

Mike said...

Calvin and I LOVE IT! Calvin sends his woofs. Great painting, Vicky.

Gwen Bell said...

Love all of the colors in the creamy fur and that great violet shadow. What a cute pup!

Carol DeMumbrum said...

Your Tobey paintings remind me of my Coco. Love it!!

Paula Cravens said...

Lots of attitude and beautiful backlighting.