Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Winter Evenings

Dubbed 'Winter Evenings', this is the third painting I have done since yesterday evening.I was in a dog-ish mood and wanted to get as much done as possible before going back to school in the fall....*gets cold shivers*

I am not that fond of doing yellow/brown/red colored paintings, as they are much more of a challenge that cool colored paintings. I rather enjoyed working on this painting. It took many tries to get the 'gold' into the 'golden retriever', but after just going with plain yellow, orange and red, it finally looked like golden fir surrounded the dog.

I think I spent 5 hours on this painting in total, much longer than normal

If you'd like to purchase a print of this painting, you can do so here.


Sarah said...

You are so talented!! I love your work!!

Leauphaun said...

Thank you so much for the kind words!
well it comes with a price; my leg muscles cramped up and now it hurts to walk around :( ow! hehe

Creative Artist said...

I know you posted this a long time ago, but I just want to say-- this was very well done. Our family has a golden retriever, and you caught the very look in his eyes! This almost reminds me of our dog, except for the minor details that makes my dog himself. I myself cannot pain that well... alas, but atleast I'm still young and can learn... *goes off to read art books*

Leauphaun said...

Thanks for commenting so much, CA!! It means a lot to me :)

Yes, golden retrievers are one of the most beautiful dogs around, and this one seemed to just beg to be painted. That is why I have entered a contest to have him put in a book this winter :) I'm not sure if he is in or not though...

And don't worry if you cannot paint good right away (not saying that you cant paint :) It took me many, MANY years to get up to where I am now. Just practice as often as you can. I also try to make my pieces of artwork seem as real as possible and not everyone wants to paint like that. It's my personal favorite :)

God Bless!! - Leauphaun

Rodderlove.com said...

Hiyas! Love this pic soooo much. In fact, I was hoping you'd let me use it for a personal project Im making for my cousin. Its not going to be sold or anything just a bday gift Im making. He has a Golden retriever that he loves. May I use it? It's amazing

Leauphaun said...

Thank you!
Sorry I haven't gotten back to this comment
I'm glad you like it so much :)

Umm, depends. How would you be using it? Printout? Digital?... Let me know :) Thanks
Hope I'm not too late

GB!! - Leauphaun

Rodderlove.com said...

Hi there!

Yeah it would be a digital print out sticker that I would give to him for his birthday. But dont sweat it I have tons of options if you arent comfortable using it. It would still have your artist name on it though so any of his friends who saw it would say who's that artist and they would see it was you. :)

Leauphaun said...

Hiya :)

Cool! That sounds like a really awesome idea!

Sure, go ahead and use it just so long as you keep the signature on it :D

GB!! - Leauphaun