Sunday, April 30, 2017

Nelvia McGrath

Artist:  Nelvia McGrath
Size”   8”x9”
Medium/Support:  Pastel/Paper
Artist Website:
Painting Technique:  The background in this piece is very impressionistic, it is one of the things that attracted me to the piece along with the beauty of the dog.  However, I downplayed it so the dog is definitely the star.  The dog itself is done with pastel pencils on sand Ingres paper.  This is a method used by Colin Bradley and I am currently studying and working through his projects.  While we had a Shepherd when I was younger I have never drawn one.  This dog is such a wonderful example of the breed and a stunning model.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sylvia Young - "Sit !"

Title "Sit!"


SIZE: 22 in. x 15 in. - 56 x 38 cm (half sheet)
COLORS: DANIEL SMITH extra fine watercolors

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Solange T.

Title: Beautiful German Shepherd
Medium: Pastel
On: Canson mi-teintes
Size: 9” x 12”
by: Solange T.


Artist: Cora
Size: 15x21 cm
Medium: Watercolor

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Patricia Wischlen - "Rintintin"

Artiste: Patricia Wischlen
Taille: 30 x 40 cm
Médium et support:Acrylique sur papier

Látó Eva / Hungary - "Shepherd dog"

Address: Shepherd dog
Artist: Látó Eva / Hungary
Size: 24x32 cm
Medium & Support: watercolor / 200 gm paper
Painting Technique: watercolor

Sunday, April 16, 2017


watercolor paper Fontenoy 24x32, wet process on dry paper in layers

Saturday, April 15, 2017


  • Artist:                              Béronel
  • Size:                                 A3
  • Medium & Support:     Papier
  • Artist Blog:           
  • Painting Technique :    Crayons feutres

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Valérie M. - "Berger Allemand"

Title: "Berger Allemand"
• Artist: Valérie M.
• Size: 30x40cm
• Medium & Support: Watercolor on mix media paper
• Artists Gallery on Flickr :

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Challenge 67 - Shepherd Dog

 Scrolling through paintings from the last challenge made me feel as if I am visiting some well know museum where every style embraced by well known artists through centuries was present. It felt great knowing that there is so much talent and potential out there we as artists are blessed with, and it is our gift and fortune to express it and share with the world around us. Thank you for this special privilege of enjoying your art.

About the composition

There is something very magical in the way colors are distributed around in this photo reference.
If I think what would that be, the very first observation coming to my mind is a play of two complementary colors,  cold blue-purple on one side and warm yellow-orange on the opposite side.

The dog has blue-purple nose, below the eyes, some fur areas on the left side, while the rest of it is yellow-orange.  Interestingly, background has the same colors just arranged in such way that cold blue-purple is always next to warm yellow orange. Simply there is no area where background is yellow orange and foreground is yellow orange. There is always a passage of blue-purple in between.

It would be interesting if you try to emphasize this play of colors and adjust color values and intensity to communicate darker, more pronounced dog in the foreground, and relatively dark closest background vanishing into pale, hazy blue and gold in the far away background.

Please send your paintings before May 14, 2017. The next challenge will be posted on May 15.

Thank you for participating and Happy Painting,

Saturday, April 1, 2017


Artist : ALB
Size : 30 x 23 cm
Medium and support : watercolour and watercolor pencils on paper 300g

Terri Einer

Terri Einer
12X24, acrylic on canvas
New website: