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Oscar, 11, Best Dog in the World

Oscar, 11, Best Dog in the World


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  • Nice work Helen. Clever use of blue tones for your highlight areas and you've caught someting of his character. My dog is also 11 and definitely not the best dog in the world. (-:

    Posted by Jim Morris on Wed 29 Mar 19:14:51
  • A lovely painting and tribute Helen

    Posted by David Johns on Wed 29 Mar 19:15:07
  • You've certainly caught his character.

    Posted by Sandra Kennedy on Wed 29 Mar 20:24:32
  • I can see why he is Helen. He made me think ( or you did ) of my best dogs in the world, sadly no longer here. This is a lovely painting of Oscar, he's gorgeous. I love how you've used the blue.

    Posted by Marjorie Firth on Wed 29 Mar 22:09:11
  • Lovely, Helen

    Posted by Maureen Sherman on Wed 29 Mar 22:14:17
  • Thanks for all your lovely comments! Yes he is a gorgeous dog, very short-haired and shiny, which probably helped the painting a lot as I had great contrasts to work with. Much treasured dog now, as we lost our other Lab at Xmas time.

    Posted by Helen Melia on Wed 29 Mar 22:16:12
  • Wonderful pet portrait, Helen, and very expressive too.

    Posted by Cesare Romano on Thu 30 Mar 07:23:44
  • Lovely painting Helen

    Posted by dennis rounding on Thu 30 Mar 08:16:12
  • This is wonderful Helen, Oscar looks so good! I have a black dog and know how difficult it is to get it right - I've tried many times!

    Posted by Margaret Beynon on Thu 30 Mar 11:40:36
  • Thanks again for all your encouragement. I just got a commission this morning to paint a young black Lab after a friend saw this... New career path, haha! I'm pleased I decided to avoid using black paint completely. It's mainly Prussian blue, mixed with burnt umber for the darks.

    Posted by Helen Melia on Thu 30 Mar 16:14:26