Raisa and Sunny

by Angeline Rijkeboer
(Blaricum, the Netherlands)

This is a painting of our dogs, acrylic on canvas. The painting is 1000x1200 mm and 50 mm thick.


After my daughter left home to live on her own, she missed the dogs very much, that's why I painted them for her, and it's an eyecatcher in her livingroom.

Unfortunately Raisa, the large Berner Sennen, died two years ago, but when we look at the painting, it looks as if Raisa is still there, as on the painting she is the same size as she really was.

I used two separate photographs of each of the dogs as an example, and I joined them together to one painting.

The most challenging part was to catch the expression in the eyes of the Berner, as she had one brown and one blue eye, and I think I succeeded.




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Oct 19, 2007
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Expression
by: Dorothy, Carluke

I just love the expression on Raisa's face she looks as if she is saying "How long do you want me to sit like this"

Oct 18, 2007
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Good Job
by: Karla

Love it! Yes you captured the eyes and expression! Love it! Karla USA

Oct 18, 2007
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Raisa and Sunny
by: Mops

Hi Angeline:
Your painting is awesome. Just love the black and tan combination of colours. I haven't had much luck painting my dog but you've inspired me to try again.
Mops

Oct 18, 2007
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R and S
by: Shaundelle

Good work I can almost hear the dog breathing with his/her tongue hanging outside

Oct 18, 2007
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wow!!!!!!!!!1
by: Linda

wow!!!!! very beautiful. very much original.

Oct 18, 2007
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Dogs
by: Vicki

This is beautiful. Very realistic. I think, if you touched the black dog's tongue in the painting, your finger would be wet!

Oct 18, 2007
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raisa and sonny
by: betty

what a lovely painting well done

Oct 18, 2007
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dogs
by: Mary Fraser

first sorry that Raisa is no longer with you .. but you have captured both dogs . I love the ball .

Oct 18, 2007
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Raisa and Sunny
by: breighdi

Hi Angeline, You did a great job joining two photos together. I bet that was a challenge. The eyes are nice but I really like how you did the tongue on Raisa.
breighdi

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