Thursday, December 6, 2012

Aurora Borealis

'Aurora Borealis'
6" x 6" oil on panel
$100 plus $10US shipping, $15 International



This is one of the oil paintings I did a few weeks ago. And it was my personal favorite. I painted it on a bright pink ground, and then added some yellows and oranges under her chin to make it look like she was glowing. Like the Northern Lights. 
 
I used to have a dog who looked just like this when I was younger. She was such a sweetheart. On cold winter nights she would raise her muzzle and howl and it always gave me the chills, not because it was scary, but because it was so beautiful. :)

Reference photo by Irene Shubi, thank you!

13 comments:

  1. Wow those eyes! you are so good at eyes, love all the colors in his coat, perfect title.

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  2. I love the personality that comes through and the beautiful light on his coat,great work!

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  3. adoro i cani e questo è davvero meraviglioso!!! Complimenti!

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  4. Such an intent look, just love the overall effect you achieved with this and to think it began with a bright pick background! Love the sound of their howls, hauntingly beautiful

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  5. Wow! Her expression and the colors are wonderful!

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  6. Wonderful color! Who would have thought pink? An intelligent portrait of an intelligent dog. Beautiful.

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  7. It's beeeeeautiful! I love the colours you have used. The colours in that fur are just exquisite! And who'd have thought that those glowing colours would work so well - and yet they make the painting all the more amazing! :0)

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  8. The eyes says it all, Crystal...love the colors..and brush strokes you put into this beautiful painting.!!!

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  9. A very clever painting! The eyes are haunting.

    Wonderful, Crystal.

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  10. What a perfectly creative name for this perfect painting! I just love it, Crystal. Nice job!

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  11. Hello Crystal:) A great choise all the different colors around the head! The eyes are stunning. Great job. Have a nice sunday:)

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  12. I would never have dreamed of using such colours like this but they work perfectly. As everyone else has said, those eyes are amazing. Great work.

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