Saturday, September 20, 2008

Pete the Dog Old Wood Toy

Pete the Dog 8" x 8" Oil on Canvas Panel $175.
If interested, please email: diane@dianehoeptner.com
After working on a much larger (more stress inducing) painting all morning, this one practically painted itself. Things I like and want to repeat: Letting the under painting show through (bright pink in this case) & not overblending.
On a side note: I won Pete the Dog Doll at an estate auction. The guy bidding against me was a professional toy collector/dealer... I'm normally pretty "thrifty," (belligerently cheap, whatever) but thought I could make some good paintings of him. So, I bid higher and paid way more than I shoudh've... He's just an old wood doll after all, not a car payment! Anyway, I feel better now... And will paint Pete again.

9 comments:

  1. This is the CUTEST thing I have ever seen! You have made this little fella come to life, and wow, look at the colors in your shadows. You must paint more TOYS, you are sooooooooo good at it. Do you have more toys? I will look at the local resale shop for old cute toys and mail them to you, you just have to paint more toys!!!
    Joan

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  2. Diane, this is just darling. I love the smile and those doggy ears!

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  3. Good investment and great painting!

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  4. Yes he is cute Diane. Wooden toys are the best and I love the way you have modelled his face.

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  5. My first visit here, and "Pete" just makes me smile! Love all the ducky paintings too. I just started following you at BrushSpace as well - looking forward to seeing more!

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  6. This is my first visit as well, through Chris Beck's blog. Log on, and who greets me but Pete. I think he is just wonderful. Be glad you stuck it out and won him. There's something about Pete, so please do paint him again.

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  7. Puppy Pete (is) peachy. Please (re)paint, post!

    Pithily,
    Pat

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  8. He is precious and you did an excellent job painting him. I also like the under painting showing through, I always notice it in others paintings and like it. Need to do it more myself.

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  9. Thanks to all! I will definitely paint more Pete. One thing about blogging is it provides absolutely STELLAR networking opportunities for meeting and seeing great artists work, LOVE THAT!! Thanks so much to all for commenting.

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