German Shepherd Pet Portraits in Oils by Katja Turnsek

German Shepherd Pet Portraits in Oil

Pet Portrait Info

This is Candie, a German Shepherd, painted in oils on linen canvas. Candie is a beautiful female living in Brazil, me and the owner were supposed to use this portrait for Fine Art Prints, but it turned out I didn't have time to create any more paintings.

This German Shepherd oil portrait is one of the most detailed I have ever created, and it has a nice size for a portrait. This pet portrait is still unframed, but I'm thinking of get it framed some day. If you are interested in purchasing this oil painting, just send me an e-mail.

Painting Information

Medium: Oil on Linen Canvas
Size: 50 x 40 cm
Year Painted: 2009
Subject: Dog / Germans Shepherd / Candie
Commissioned by: no one, painting is FOR SALE

The Reference Photograph of "Candie"

As you can see on the original reference photo to the right, parts of the ears are missing. I copied those ear-tips from another photo and pasted onto to my mock-up. I deleted the legs as I wanted to paint a portrait and not a full-body painting. I also added suitable colors to the background and painted some of those colors over bottom of the neck.

Reference Photo

Pet 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.

German Shepherd  Portraits in Oil