Thursday, March 6, 2014

"Cooper" - 8 x 8 inches - oil on canvas

"Cooper" - 8 x 8 inches - oil on canvas
First off, congrats to Valerie B. who won my give-away for February.  I'll be sending her one of my original paintings from my "30 Paintings in 30 Days" that I completed in January.  Each month I give-away a prize to someone on my mailing list, to sign up and become eligible, click here

This is a portrait of our rescue dog Cooper.  I went a little wild with the colors since I was only painting it to please myself.  This kind of reminds me of a Leroy Neiman painting with its vibrant color and loose brushwork.  I did this on a whim after my daughter posted a picture of Cooper on her twitter account.  I just liked his expression and wanted to capture it on canvas.  I've painted Cooper probably 4 or 5 times so there is no chance the family will ever forget him! 

As a reminder, I accept commissions for pet and house portraits.  More information and pricing can be found by clicking here.

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