Paint Basket Art Forum

Author Topic: Pebbles  (Read 518 times)


  • Paint
  • *
  • Posts: 210
    • My Website
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!


  • Palette
  • *
  • Posts: 295
Reply #1 on: July 08, 2015, 03:53:51 PM
Beautiful painting!! Johnbeam.




  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 5239
  • Make it a great day!
    • Sharon Gerber Art
Reply #2 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?


  • Paint
  • *
  • Posts: 210
    • My Website
Reply #3 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...

Aniz Oniro

  • Canvas
  • *
  • Posts: 2368
Reply #4 on: July 08, 2015, 08:28:08 PM
John it is fantastic :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap:


  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 6593
Reply #5 on: July 08, 2015, 09:25:20 PM
Totally awsome John. He looks better then the photo.  Realistic looking.   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
« Last Edit: July 08, 2015, 09:27:04 PM by Danielle123 »


  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 21506
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #6 on: July 08, 2015, 11:09:30 PM
Excellent work John. The detail in the fur is beautifully done.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

�Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!�

- Alvaro Castagnet

Lisa gale

  • Palette
  • *
  • Posts: 467
Reply #7 on: July 08, 2015, 11:37:17 PM
She is adorable. Great job!


  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 5324
    • NC Wren Fine Art
Reply #8 on: July 09, 2015, 02:29:18 AM
 :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:

John your dog painting is great! I love Pebbles.

Be an encourager. The world has plenty of critics already. ~Dave Willis


  • Easel
  • *
  • Posts: 1263
Reply #9 on: July 09, 2015, 02:35:00 AM
This is really good John. A cute little dog. The owners will be wrapped. :clap:

lynn p.

  • Canvas
  • *
  • Posts: 2604
Reply #10 on: July 09, 2015, 02:38:14 AM
Precious, a great likeness!

MaryAnne Long

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 15043
  • Oh, my! ART!
    • Long Lost Art by MaryAnne Long
Reply #11 on: July 09, 2015, 02:55:07 AM

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


A day without art is like a day without sunshine.


  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 10179
Reply #12 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
Blessed are those who give without remembering and blessed are those who receive without forgetting - anonymous