Saturday, January 19, 2013

Modern Dog Portraits

watercolor pug portrait

I have been experimenting with a new style of dog portraits in watercolor. I'm going for the contemporary modern look that seems to be so pervasive on the internet these days. These portraits I'm painting are in landscape orientation and the pets are painted up close and cropped. The background is also more colorful than the pet portraits that I usually paint.

They are a bit of departure from the watercolor  pet portraits I have been painting through the years but I'm really enjoying making them, the brush strokes are fast and loose, not the usual way of painting for me.