Teddy the Dog – Pet Portrait Painting

I recently finished this dog portrait painting in time for my friend to pick it up tonight and surprise his girlfriend with it!

It’s painted on a gallery-stretched linen canvas – linen is the best for portrait paintings!

For a custom pet portrait painting, see here or contact me at info@davewhitepaintings.com!

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Custom Painting of French Country Estate

The other day I finished this custom oil painting of a country estate in La Tuiliere, France.

Looks like a nice place, huh?

The painting has now been shipped off to Colorado to an avid art collecting couple. The husband is going to surprise his wife with it (they vacationed there).

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La Tuiliere, France

Custom Painting Progress of La Tuiliere, France

Custom Art – Oil Painting

I am really enjoying working on this commissioned painting. The colors are coming along beautifully. Just need to fill in a few more areas with some details and then I’ll be shipping it off to the wonderful gentleman in Colorado who commissioned this as a surprise gift for his wife!

Progress of Custom Oil Painting
Progress of Custom Oil Painting 

A Confession of Love and Proposal for Marriage through Fine Art

Will you marry me? That is the question that will be proposed when this painting is shown (along with a ring) to the surprise recipient – my client’s girlfriend and soon-to-be fiancee.

The idea was born 6 years ago, before he had met his girlfriend, when he was envisioning and dreaming of someone that would be his “saving angel” from his distressed past.

This vision is reflected in the painting – a reach to the sky and toward the one he loves, while breaking free from a tormenting connection to trouble, depicted through a chained connection to a representation of the devil.

Witnessing the moment are the bride-to-be’s sister, brother, mother and father, as well as the groom-to-be’s step-father, mother, sister, brother-in-law, and father.

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Custom Painting – Oil on Canvas – 3 ft. x 5 ft.

I can’t believe this painting is now completed! I remember meeting my client a few months ago to talk about the idea and coming up with the initial sketches. It was definitely a challenge to align proportionally everyone in the painting, but the end result turned out beautifully.

Family Portrait Painting – Surprise Christmas Gift!

Measurements and drawing – 2 key steps in my process for creating a great-looking portrait painting!

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Sketching out a portrait painting

This particular portrait painting is of a family of 4 and will be a Christmas surprise for 3 of the family members.

I’m using a Utrecht Renaissance Belgian Linen canvas for this one…I love Utrecht canvases, they’re really the best ones I’ve found out there!

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Utrecht Renaissance Belgian Linen Canvas

Themes of Heaven, Hell and Love

While most of the East Coast of the U.S. is keeping an eye on the record-setting storm (I am too, actually), I’m busy creating a custom, Renaissance-style painting with themes of heaven, hell and love! I can’t wait to finish and deliver this painting, as I know the meaning it has for several people that are being painted into the painting! More to come later.

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