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    Honey

    One of our Siberian Huskies " Honey "
    Been working on the painting for a few days, hope it is alright.
    Geoff
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    Outstanding dog portrait!

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    Thumbs up Blondes have more fun, hu

    Blimey Limey

    Looks like ya got a thing going with blondes....hehe

    Very Sweet and cuddly...well mabey.

    Seriously, this is fantastic!

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    Nicely done Limey! Beautiful dog!
    "The significance is hiding in the insignificant. Appreciate everything."
    Eckhart Tolle

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    Looks great. I can see the charm coming through loud and clear. I like the choice to keep it all light values save for the eyes and nose. Really pulls the eye there, and then as an almost second read, the turn of the pose ads a quality as if the dog were just called by her beloved friend.

    I think over time you will get to where you can finesse the fur a little more without too much additional effort. It's just getting to where you have gone that route a few more times and see the patterns a bit and stroke those directions. You may already know them and probably do, but perhaps because the values are all so close in value it's like splitting hairs. But I think it is possible, even gorgeous to split hairs.

    The other way it can be handled is where it all sort of falls into a soft focus (airbrush for example), and having some fur describing enough to imply the whole from a few select areas of detail. You are kind of there now. So it's just a matter of working out the strategic places where it matters.

    It's two different camps on that subject -- put in everything, and the other is to be selective and say enough that the viewer can complete the picture with you. That's in my opinion more engaging and masterful when there's a little mystery with enough visual info to solve it.

    But like I say, the painting is already aimed straight to the heart and it works very well on that level. Now it's just the visual specifics of how you orchestrate the viewing experience that remain.

    But it's really quite good. Congratulations!
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    Good job Limey-g

    Best,

    Weeks

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    Thanks everyone for your kind words and comments which really help a beginner like me .
    This is the first time for a dog painting and I used a photo I took for reference.
    Regards Geoff

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    What a charming dog you painted here. The eyes and fur are perfect.

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    A magnificent dog and You made a superb portrait of her!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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