Thursday, 2 June 2011

Greyhound Triptych.

Needing to complete my triptych, I decided today would be a good time to start my final of the 3 canvas paintings of my dog. I wanted to paint more of a close up view of my dogs face, so after quickly taking a few snaps of her this morning, decided on the image below to work from;

I need to create greater contrast between the shades and fix the eye, but I'm happy with my start :) 
Colours for the background that I am considering are a mint green, or another variation on purple/blue to match the first. 

I've finally finished my artwork! All of my AS coursework has now been handed in :)
In the end I decided on a mint green for the background, so my pieces can complement each other as a three or be displayed as stand alone pieces. 


  1. These are really great Heather! Very strong.You have a natural gift for composition. I too am a greyhound owner and just love using them in my work as you have seen.Your pup is beautiful too!
    If I was going to show these three pieces as a triptych and wanted to keep the continuity I would go with the purple/blue. If they were to be shown separately I would try the mint green.

  2. Thankyou for your feedback, your work was an inspiration to me and I am happy with the outcome so far. I think your advice is spot on, and I am swaying more to the choice of mint green. I would very much appreciate it if you would visit my blog in the future and let me know your opinions on my future work. Thankyou

  3. Very good,the drawings of your dog are very interesting,keep good painter

    Thank you for visiting the "photosphera" and chose the blog, very happy to reciprocate with your lovely area.

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  4. What lovely paintings. I wish I were only a smidge as talented. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I plan on following as soon as I can figure out my follower issues!

  5. Your paintings are lovely Heather...and your dog is beautiful....quite like one of ours (we have two).
    I'm following your blog, so look forward to seeing more of your artwork
    Ros Callander x

  6. Thankyou ! :) And thanks for following, there should be some new work up shortly x