If you are a regular reader of the blog then you probably have read my recent thoughts on giving, and the painting that I’ve been working on for a special person.  I mailed the painting last week, and now that I know it has been received I feel like I can share the final result with you.  I wanted the recipient to be the first to see it.

Here it is!


I had to edit the photo a bit, but it’s still not quite what it should be.  The lighting in this photo is a bit off, but you can get the general idea.  I tried to add depth to the painting by keeping the foreground colors brighter with higher contrast.  As you move back into the painting, the colors become a little more dull and there is less detail.  Jade was a beautiful dog and I really enjoyed painting her!

This afternoon I’m heading to the store to pick up some supplies for making snow globes.   ‘Tis the season!


About Melody

My name is Melody Martin. Check out my art blog, and learn all about the steps and techniques that go into oil paintings.
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4 Responses to Jade

  1. elliot says:

    Nice photo. The eyes look very good and life-like.

  2. Holly Niphakis says:

    I would have loved to have known Jade…such a beautiful dog…. a “best friend” for sure.

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