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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Bassett Hound

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Here's my bassett hound. The reference photo I used is from the WC RIL, courtesy of Bigs. I'm not sure I'm happy with the background yet. It may require further tweaking. I may change the crop, too. Not sure yet. He's certainly colorful, isn't he? This is also painted on Arches 140# HP w/c paper. The dimensions are still to be determined.

14 comments:

Jeanette said...

This is wonderful. I love those sad, sad eyes. You've got him down pat. Your dog series is coming on beautifully. You know, these and the cats would do well as cards in some stores.

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Jeanette.:) I do plan to offer these latest paintings as cards. The Catitude series is still selling pretty well.

Nick said...

You really did nail him, and that drip is perfect! I just saw that you like Rear Window - my fave Hitch film.

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Nick.:) If any of these latest paintings had to have a few drips, this one did. I thought about adding more but didn't want to overdo it.

I love Rear Window! I never get tired of it. I think it's Hitch's best by far. It's my go-to movie when nothing else is on. Had to purchase it on VHS tape from Amazon but oh well.

ddaughtrey said...

I love the face Billie, it's so cute even though it's sad.

Great job,
Mike

Billie Crain said...

Thank you, Mike!:)

Costescu said...

lol oh my gosh his expression is priceless! Great job and love the colors again, you are on a roll Billie :)

Billie Crain said...

Yup, I'm on a bit of a roll, Tracey. Thank you for your comment! I believe doing the pours and working on alternate surfaces has finally helped me to begin loosening up. These are a lot of fun to paint and go quickly, which I love.

Nick said...

I'd have to say it's the best by far also IMO. After that, in no particular order, I'd say Strangers On A Train, Rope, NBNW, Vertigo, Frenzy, Birds, Dial M. But Rear Window is the best for me..hope you never had to suffer through the dreadful remake.

Billie Crain said...

They did a remake??!! You can bet I won't be seeing it.

perugina said...

so expressive Billie!!! i wanted to comment the other night but it was getting v late.. i just had to come back and say BRILLIANT!
The drip, i must say in agreeing with Nick is perfetto!

Billie Crain said...

Thank you, Perugina!:) I had to do at least one bassett hound. I adore their sad eyes.

deborah kirby said...

What a great painting!

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Deb! Isn't he the saddest looking thang.:D I love bassetts.