Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"Welcome Center"

8 x 8"
oil on masonite

As you can see, my friend's dog, Bernie is usually out front doing his job of either welcoming visitors ..... or not. He's like a massive sculpture in the sunshine, I couldn't wait to paint him.
This new piece will be included in the upcoming show 8 Squared, opening this Saturday.

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13 comments:

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Like this one a lot. I also love the bicycles and the cityscapes. Oh yeah, and the beach scenes, etc....... Your work is exceptional.

Linda Popple said...

Bernie looks huge and you've done a great job in capturing that size and his expression. Wonderful, vibrant colors. Well done!

Poconoangel said...

Love the Saint Bernard!!

Karen Bruson said...

You just make it look so easy when it isn't. Love the lavenders in the shadows of the white fur.

brigittemarie said...

The lighting and texture of the fur is fantastic! What a perfect sunny spot :)

AutumnLeaves said...

What a beautiful St. Bernard! Bernie is one handsome boy and I hope this painting goes to your friend after your show.

Lisa Daria said...

Reminds me of a dog like this I once knew named Clarence.

Your work is beautiful - I love the little snip-its of life you choose to paint.

Nina said...

What a dog!! Great Expression on his massive face! I also love the way he has comfortably folded his big body. Is he friendly? He's approachable looking..

Amy Hillenbrand said...

Critters are such great subject matter. I love your expressive brush strokes on his coat and I love how you captured his expression. What a joy

smellyrhinostudio said...

what a great painting! I really love this one!

liz wiltzen said...

What a great job on this big guy's coat Karin, you really captured all the twists and turns of it. Also love the brushwork you used to suggest the grass, reminder that even on a small panel there's lots of room to tell a story.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

super duper!

bricarwaller said...

I love him!!!! Great painting!