Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Collie

This is my first attempt at a full color painting of a dog-my dog, who normally doesn't sit still long enough for a photo.  I got brave enough to try after taking a workshop with Jean Haines and seeing how she does it.  I can't wait to try more; only practice and lots of work will make this come more naturally!


7 comments:

Sharon Whitley said...

this is wonderful Christy, I love her/his expression

Christy Lemp said...

Thanks Sharon! She cocks her head when you talk to her; here I was saying "Smile for the camera doggie!"

Laura Moore said...

Beautiful softness and texture Christy. The touch of turquoise and blue set off all the warm colours wonderfully. A very appealing painting.

Blaga said...

Your doggie is adorable and the portrait turned out beautifully. I like the bold colors.

Christy Lemp said...

Thank you Laura and Blaga for your kind comments!

JANE MINTER said...

....glad you made it back home safely from jean's workshop ...first of many portraits of your collie ! beautiful work and palette christy ..she looks very gentle ... we have a border collie .

Christy Lemp said...

Thanks Jane-Jean was so gracious. She gave me a bit of one on one time when she knew I had to leave early; I really think that was the spark I needed.
Don't you love the collies? They are so smart!