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Contemporary dog portrait painting “Winston”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Winston,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Winston”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This cute little guy is a Havanese.  An adorable good hearted little black and white fellow (oops might have gotten the colors wrong 🙂 ).

Contemporary dog portrait painting “Tula”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Tula,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Tula”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This Boykin Spaniel’s name is Mocha Ridge Tula Roux.  Is that a great name or what?  She is still a puppy at two years of age.

I’d like to thank Cassandra Fildey for permission to paint from her photograph.  Of course, the coloring has been modified  🙂

Contemporary dog portrait painting, “Ruby”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Ruby,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Ruby”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This is a painting of “Ruby” a Boykin Spaniel.   I used a photograph of Lloyd and Kelly Forehand as reference for this painting.  Thank you for sharing such a great photo!

This sweet dog had a sesame seed on her nose in the photo that I used.  How adorable is that?  I can just imagine Ruby sharing a bagel with a friend and that puts a smile on my face!

Contemporary dog portrait painting “Skipper”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Skipper,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Skipper”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

He may be little but he has a big heart and personality!  It’s funny how some very small dogs don’t know how small they are.  This little guy isn’t lacking confidence.

Thanks to Deborah Peterson for the photo reference of her little Chihuahua.

Contemporary dog portrait painting “Sunny”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Sunny,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Sunny”   sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This is a friend’s constant companion.  “Sunny” is a quiet and sweet dog.  She was a shelter dog and the guess to her parentage is springer spaniel/border collie.  I absolutely adore the patterning on her nose and asked to take her photo about a month ago.

Contemporary dog portrait painting, “Lovely Lucy”

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Lovely Lucy,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Lovely Lucy”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

This is a lovely little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who loves everyone.  She has amazingly dark and sincere eyes which I tried to capture.

I always start with a sketch to familiarize myself with the subject and it is a good thing I did.  I elongated her face a bit too much.  The sketched pup still looked sweet but she wouldn’t have recognized her reflection.  Not sure that she would once the painting was completed either, come to think of it.

The photo reference was generously given to me by Deborah Peterson.  Thanks Deb!

& copy; Carolee Clark, sketch for "Lovely Lucy"

& copy; Carolee Clark, sketch for “Lovely Lucy”

“Higgins,” contemporary dog portrait painting

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Higgins,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Higgins”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I used one of Deborah Peterson’s photographs of another one of her “pack” as reference for this painting.  This is a Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie).  Thanks Deborah!!!

“Riley,” contemporary dog portrait painting

contemporary dog portrait painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Riley,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Riley”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″ x 3/4″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I used one of Deborah Peterson’s photographs of her Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) as reference for this painting.   Thanks Deborah!!!

“Lola Pearl,” contemporary dog portrait painting

contemporary dog painting by Carolee Clark

© Carolee Clark, “Lola Pearl,” acrylic, 10″ x 10″

“Lola Pearl”  sold_dot  sold
by Carolee Clark
10″ x 10″
acrylic on wrapped canvas

I took a few photos on the sly of this Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier last weekend while at the Clothesline Sale. She didn’t stand still for a moment and most of the photos were blurry but I did manage to get a couple.