Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Gentle Lab

The photo of this Black Lab looks a lot bluer than it really is. I use a limited palette so the color is actually a mixture of Prussian Blue and Alizarin Crimson - which makes a strong dark. There are actually a lot of colors in the dark areas. This lab looks a lot like "Mickey" who comes to visit daily, except that Mickey is over-weight and does not yet have a white muzzle.

"Lab"
5 x 5 inches, Oil on Board

5 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

he is wonderful!
i love the colors. The way you placed his collar and tag is masterful!
xo
melissa

Sheila said...

I admire how you are able to render such a pretty portrait on such a small canvas!

Judy Mackey said...

Thank you Melissa and Sheila!!
Hugs,
Judy

Melissa and Emmitt said...

good morning judy!
i blogged about you today :)
xo
melissa
http://pugnotes.blogspot.com/2009/01/judy-mackey-pug-and-bulldog.html

xo
melissa

Art with Liz said...

Have been going back through your blog - what beautiful landscapes and seascapes. They have an energy which I find lacking in a lot of landscape work. And as for your pet portraits - absolutely love them.