“The Loyal Hound” Entry in National Purebred Dog Day Fine Art/Poster Competition 2022

Title: “The Loyal Hound”

Artist:  Julie Hart

Medium: Oil on Wood Panel

Size: 24″ x 18″ x 2″

Price:  $450.00

Artist’s Thoughts:  I foster homeless dogs for rescue and I love hounds. Many hounds are mistreated by neglectful hunters and end up in dog rescues. This is a Foxhound I fostered enjoying the sunshine. She was just beautiful in this setting. I wanted to capture the dog with the autumn leaves, which was a challenge because the dog and leaves were similar colors. I used a pinkish underpainting that shows through on the chest and , belly and armpits. I often create a fur texture by using a scraper to allow the underpainting to show through. With any dog, the eyes are key to capture the essence of the dog.


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