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Acrylic Painting => Acrylic Painting Encourager Sessions => Topic started by: johnbeam on July 08, 2015, 03:04:32 PM

Title: Pebbles
Post by: johnbeam on July 08, 2015, 03:04:32 PM
This is Pebbles 14x18 Acrylic on Canvas...
This took a while to layer all the different colors in her coat!


Title: Re: Pebbles
Post by: Harwant on July 08, 2015, 03:53:51 PM
Beautiful painting!! Johnbeam.

Harwant.

Title: Re: Pebbles
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 08, 2015, 04:11:36 PM
Pebbles is adorable - and your painting is great! I love the detailed work on the blanket and the fun background colors...well done! Is this a commission?
Title: Re: Pebbles
Post by: johnbeam on July 08, 2015, 07:47:17 PM
Yes I guess you would say its commission for a friend.. I haven't really figured out a good way to price my paintings so right now I just take pleasure in giving them away and I take whatever they want to give. I'm still learning so I really haven't got comfortable charging $ and its so hard to figure out how much to charge people... I should come up with something soon tho because more and more people are asking me to paint!?!

  I had a hard time with background because I didn't want it to be too distracting so I kinda blurred the afgan blankets and left out detail in the blanket she was laying on... I really need to work on light and shadows and backgrounds tho... I really don't think I did a very good job on shadows..I'm wondering what are some good methods for figuring out shadows and methods for painting them in correctly...

Thanks so much for all your help and kind comments...
This forum is really great and filled with lots of talented and kind people...

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/u8mhoqps1nk73p5/2015-07-08%2007.34.58small.jpg?raw=1)
Title: Re: Pebbles
Post by: Aniz Oniro on July 08, 2015, 08:28:08 PM
John it is fantastic :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Pebbles
Post by: Danielle123 on July 08, 2015, 09:25:20 PM
Totally awsome John. He looks better then the photo.  Realistic looking.   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Pebbles
Post by: Val on July 08, 2015, 11:09:30 PM
Excellent work John. The detail in the fur is beautifully done.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Pebbles
Post by: Lisa gale on July 08, 2015, 11:37:17 PM
She is adorable. Great job!
Title: Re: Pebbles
Post by: ncwren on July 09, 2015, 02:29:18 AM
 :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:

John your dog painting is great! I love Pebbles.
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Post by: sally13 on July 09, 2015, 02:35:00 AM
This is really good John. A cute little dog. The owners will be wrapped. :clap:
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Post by: lynn p. on July 09, 2015, 02:38:14 AM
Precious, a great likeness!
Title: Re: Pebbles
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 09, 2015, 02:55:07 AM
John,

Lynn said it right - PRECIOUS.  You are going to make your friend very happy.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Pebbles
Post by: Happychappy on July 10, 2015, 12:09:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  John, you have done a splendid job on Pebbles.  You have got her fur done expertly.  Great job.  Patricia