May 28, 2009

"German Shepherd"

Oil on museum quality ampersand gessobord panel 8" x 8"

More on this painting tomorrow.

14 comments:

arcobaleno said...

Hi, beautiful!!!!

Diane said...

who is this lovely dog... As always you've captured the bred... that's why why we call you the "perfect puppy painter"

Mark Adams said...

Grazie, Arcobaleno

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Di. This is Stephanie's neighbors Shepherd.

pencilportraits said...

beautiful painting

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Karie-Ann. I am pleased with the dog but am having second thoughts about the intensity of the red background. I may tone it down with a glaze after I live with it for a while.

alstonfinearts.com said...

Mark, I love your German Shepard, its beautiful ! If you tone down the background I would only do it a little because i think it makes him " POP'. Have a great trip !.

Sheila Vaughan said...

In my opinion that intense saturated red is perfect as a foil for the dog whose character is not just in "the shape he is" but in "the shapes he leaves". I just feel the strength of it complements his strong personality so well. He is a beauty.

beckielboo said...

Diane got it right, you do the most amazing dogs I've ever seen. I was jolted by the background and would like to see it softer. Since you asked....

Beckie said...

But after taking one more look, I have say, the background is perfectly matched to the color of the dogs coat.

Now I wonder, just what would you change it too? Maybe use the old phrase, "Let sleeping dogs lie"!

susan southard said...

I really like this picture! BTW Mark, Larry is having the picture of Roscoe framed. I am looking forward to seeing it once it is finished.

Steve sculpts critters said...

Nice looking beast!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

I agree with Sheila. Doggie is just as strong as the brilliant reds, it's perfect: Leave it!

Mark Adams said...

Alston, Sheila, Beckie, Susan, Steve, and Diane (did I miss anyone?) - Thanks for your input. Having been away from my studio for a week I find that you agree with you that the red isn't too distracting. In reality, the painting isn't so jarringly intense. Sometimes the way I light my work to photograph it for the internet over saturates the image.