The great Russian masters from the Ilya Repin Institute from St. Petersburg taught me classical painting skills in 2008.
Dogs are recognized through their hair and form.
If I paint a Spaniel, that has same body proportions as another one, it becomes in the painting to look like a different dog if the hair goes wrong.
Taking a still sitting portrait photo requires plenty of time with the jumpy best pal of human. The more dogs get happy, the more they run about.
People are easier. You just say, “please sit for portrait”.
At the Ilya Repin school, the model for painting lessons sat 8 hours a day.
Classical art is a peaceful contemplation.
Dogs are family members. Big ones. Small ones. Loud ones, quiet ones. I painted once a black Schnautzer. It was interesting as its twinkly eyes rose from the black, blue, lilac and brown surface. Black is seldom black. It has tints of all kinds of dark from the Spectrum ranges.
My favourite has been this little Chihuahua called Bruno. Every time I went near with my camera, he quietly closed his eyes, but kept his cool. Whilst a human palm was firmly holding his teeny posture straight, he wanted to be aware of a possible flash.
I wish to some day start a real life painting of a stylish race horse. That would need time. The animal is so graceful, that every small gesture of how it uses movement, has discretion along might.
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