I recently got into a watercolor class offered by Jean Haines ( international watercolor painter and teacher) in Dallas. I had tried for two years to get into a class
– but they book up almost instantly. At last – attended her class and it was nothing short of amazing. She is a great teacher and full of life! Here is my first painting after her class – yes, I got looser and employed some of her techniques – Looking forward to continuing to work on more confidence in employing her tips.
Have been doing several commission pieces for people and have just done a pair of magnificent dogs called Kangal goat dogs. They are from Turkey and are super dooper protective dogs for goat herds. Take a look at this male/female pair.
These are two new paintings of the same roosters I previously published. Different poses and different techniques. It was fun to experiment. Am showing a close up of the black rooster face because it is such an incredible expression.click here to see my items for sale on etsy
I wanted to do some roosters but didn’t really have any good photos to work from – so my physical therapist said she had a beauty! Boy – did she ever. She has one beauty and one that was very unusual and had a real attitude. So, here are several versions – with a couple more to come. Hope you enjoy. I tried some different techniques to show feathers and had fun experimenting. All are available on my etsy site for sale: click here to go to my shop to see all my painting and order prints
These three beauties belong to Double LB Longhorns in Mason, Texas, see their site. They are having a longhorn conference in June and have asked me to attend with my artwork. They are Hannah, Cactus Flower and Dusty. I challenged myself to expand on my development of background and foreground and to bring in some color. Also, I love the “runs” on Hannah’s back – the other two a more representational. After completing these guys – I did a few easy loose watercolor on 5X7 paper – pig, donkey, chicken, etc. I have found my passion in painting!
It is interesting the physical traits that hunting dogs share. Just look at these two! Yet – they can be so unique. I still have several hunting dogs that I want to paint, but for now it is back to some regal longhorns for a longhorn workshop in June at Double L Ranch in Mason, Texas. click to buy my artwork
black lab dog watercolor painting by annette bennett
I was inspired by thoughts of a white Christmas to paint white dogs over the holidays. The Westie just had to be done light and fluffy and with lots of color – like the lights refracted and bouncing off the snow. The Dalmatian turned out so regal! and of course, the Basset – cute as always.
My latest painting. It is already sold and now doing a commission piece for another German Shepherd. I will have 5 pieces of framed art available for sale at the Die Kunstler Show/Sale in Fredericksburg, Tx, click here to see the show flyer and information at the Zion Lutheran Church on Nov 13-15.2015
Several people have been asking me to paint dogs and I have resisted. But, finally, I decided to jump in – and found that I love painting dogs as much as I love doing farm animals. So, here we go. These are my first three paintings. I have already been comissioned for two and will start working on those soon. Hope you like them