Monday, January 26, 2009

It's a Beau - tiful Dog

A friend of mine asked me to paint a picture of his son's dog, Beau. He's a very regal Chesapeake Bay Retriver. Here's the finished watercolor that he gave to his son for Christmas.

Most of my dog portraits have been on Yupo paper which lets me get a lot of serendipitous texture in the coat, but with Beau I needed to achieve a softer finish so I use transparent watercolor on illustration board.


  1. Hi Connie,

    Thanks for your kind comments on my Photoshop tips! I hope you'll find them easy to use.

    Your watercolors are so lovely and loose! Very nice work and I look forward to seeing more of it.

    Also you're welcome to ask if you'd like me to do a sample photo edit on any of your paintings. It would be nice to show a watercolor as a sample.

  2. It would be great to have you edit one of my paintings. The step by step would be very helpful! Thanks for giving back and I'll contact you about it.