Monday, July 27, 2009

Beau - Commission completed

Beau-Nancy Van BlaricomBeau - watercolor aprox. 8" x 9
Matted to 11" x 14"

I've completed my commission of Beau. I was pleased with the results of this portrait and although I don't often do portraits, this one came together pretty easy. He's a handsome Australian Sheep Dog and it was a pleasure to try to capture his look on paper. Note, he has one eye that is pink and the other is black.


  1. Hi! WOW This is a winner! I am sure the customer is very pleased!

  2. Nancy! This is stunning. You have captured the spirit of Beau.

  3. Thank you Nancy. Yes ... I think she liked it, she cried. Uh, maybe that isn't a good thing, huh? *wink.

    Thanks Deb and Helen. I was worried about being able to pull it off ... Portraits alway frighten me. I think I need to do lots of detail to capture the likeness....... not necessarily so.

    Faye, thank you. The owners also said the same thing. I'll count this painting a success. Commission's are nerve-racking, *wink.

  4. you did such a beautiful job with this.

  5. Beautiful! I'm not surprised the owner was overcome by emotion.

    And thank you for visiting my blog :)

  6. This is beautiful!! Such lovely character and spirit you captured!

  7. I wish that I could do justice to our English setter's lovely head as you have done here. He's gorgeous.