Dog on Beach Painting in Oils by Katja Turnsek

Dog on Beach Oil Painting

Dog on Beach Oil Painting

Dog Portrait Commission Info

Nathan contacted me to create this painting for Christmas with a very short deadline, but unfortunately the painting arrived one day too late. Buster was a gift from Nathan to his wife of their lost dog Buster at the beach. Sadly they lost Buster only a few days before I got to create this painting for them.

I stretched the canvas for this painting myself, as there wasn’t enough time to wait for a professionally stretched to be delivered. I decided to simplify both the background and the dog this time, as I thought it wouldn’t look as good with too much detail everywhere. I wanted to make the head in focus.

Painting Information

Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 50 x 40 cm
Year Painted: 2013
Subject: Dog / Mixed breed / Buster
Commissioned by: Nathan Aldinger, USA

The Reference Photograph of "Buster"

The reference photograph I received from Nathan was excellent and no further adjustments were needed. All I did was cropped the image to fit the canvas dimensions. This is a once in a lifetime photo shot.

Reference Photo

Dog Portrait in Progress

Below you can view a few work in progress photos of this portrait. It is important for me that you understand the painting process at the same as you have a full input the entire time, that is why I’m prepared to spend some extra time in order to keep you regularly updated. I have had this feature for many years, even though I uploaded the progress images to a static html page at first. Now I use my portraits in blog for this exciting feature. If you do not wish to share your painting’s progress or the completed painting with the world, I can send you the progress images by email. Several clients decided to do this, especially famous ones.

Dog on Beach Oil Painting