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Black Labrador by FranEvans


Small (15.4" x 23.2")

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One of the reasons I haven’t been on RB for a while. I have 5 pet portrait commissions to do! Not complaining, but why do they all happen at once and then, nothing for 6 months? Anyway, I know this one’s a girl, but I don’t know her name. Why is it I really need to know their names?

For interest’s sake – there is no black paint in this portrait. The dog is painted using burnt sienna, ultramarine and burnt umber. The eyes have a bit of yellow ochre in them.

Acrylic on watercolour paper. 20 × 30cms.


  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartover 2 years ago

    beautiful work.

  • Thanks so much for looking Marie. I’ve just e-mailed a pic of it to the client. Now waiting for a response! Help!

    – FranEvans

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 2 years ago

    Wow, Fran, this is gorgeous…it even looks like a girl! Her eyes are so dreamy & sweet. I can understand your wanting to know their names since you’re up close & personal with them as you capture their spirit on paper. How lucky the people are who commission you to paint their pets.

  • Hello Marsha! I’m so sorry I haven’t been in touch, but it’s that time of year! We are out trying to sell paintings and now I’m trying to paint commissions too! Feeling a little bit stressed, but can’t complain!!! It will all go dead soon! I’ve got a new website ‘’ and nobody is looking!

    – FranEvans

  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartover 2 years ago

    im sure they will love it.

  • Thanks so much Marie. I really appreciate the support!

    – FranEvans

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 2 years ago

    Absolutely beauty!!!!! Wonderful work :))))))))))))))))

  • Thanks Vicki!!!!

    – FranEvans

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 2 years ago

    I just looked at your new website & it looks great. I saved it in my online favorites.You’re too stressed out for people to look at it right now anyway with all that you have going on. Start hoping they’ll look when you’re almost done with your current load. Hey, friend….don’t spread yourself too thin, OK?

  • Thanks SO MUCH for looking Marsha! I’m fine now that I’ve got this one out of the way. This may sound funny, but I really have a sore backside from sitting in the same position for too long!

    – FranEvans

  • vic321
    vic321over 2 years ago

    So Beautiful

  • Thanks a lot Vic!

    – FranEvans

  • effzed
    effzedover 2 years ago

    WELL DONE! so beautiful :)

  • Thanks a lot Fari, I see you’ve just joined RB. Looking forward to seeing all your work. I love what I’ve seen so far!

    – FranEvans

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 2 years ago

    I’ve had a pet commission for a black Lab before, aren’t they a wonderful challenge? lol This is beautifully painted, if I were the owner I know I would be excited over this. This looks like a “Sophie,” to me.

  • Thanks for a lovely comment Jim! You’re right, they are a challenge. I don’t think the client would believe that there is no black paint in this. In fact, I should put what I’ve used in the description. Just going to do that now!

    – FranEvans

  • Zdogs
    Zdogsover 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature! It’s really appreciated!

    – FranEvans

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous work!!

  • Thanks so much!

    – FranEvans

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