Oscar, 11, Best Dog in the World

Oscar, 11, Best Dog in the World

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. (-:

A lovely painting and tribute Helen

You've certainly caught his character.

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.

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.

Wonderful pet portrait, Helen, and very expressive too.

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!

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.

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Helen Melia

Self-taught, having started quite late in life! After a lifetime of doodling and drawing, and with my family nearly off my hands and now only working part-time, I took the plunge in early 2015 and went on an acrylics painting course in Italy. Since then I have been painting in every available…

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