Wildlife paintings, portraits & pet portraits by New Zealand Artist Karen Neal

"Ella" the Australian Cattle Dog

(Oils on Gessoboard) 16x20in

Dog Painting Dog Portrait

A commissioned portrait from Victoria, Australia.

This is Ella, a beautiful Australian Shepherd dog, who sadly was killed 3 years ago by a snake in the Australian outback.
Much loved, this is a surprise present for Ella's special human dad.

You can see how I made a composition from the original photo suitable for a 16x20in painting in Photoshop to help visualise how the sizing and background work by cropping and fading. Other photos were also supplied to attain Ella's accurate colouring.

Australian cattle dog painted in oils by NZ pet portrait artist Karen Neal

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