Wednesday, May 18, 2011



I've been trying to paint Klyde for several months. I'll work on him a little and then go on to something else. He showed up again during my annual organizing of art things to take on the trek up north for the summer. I think I need some more practice with painting animals, it's not something I do very often. There's a trick to getting the fur to look furry, and the expression to be just right. I'll get a chance to try another picture this summer because he's my "granddog" and he will be visiting. The fun thing about dachshunds is that they stay puppy-like for a long time. I've always enjoyed their unique personality. It will be awhile before I can post again, but I hope to do some little paintings on our travels and have something to post when we are set up.
I'll be back on blogger in a couple of weeks.


  1. You did a wonderful job with Klyde! He is very puppy like and I love the shadow you've cast.
    Have a good trip north and I look forward to your return to blogger.

  2. Joyfulartist- I have always loved your blog title- I think it suits you well.
    Thank you so much for your comments on my blog this past year. They have been very meaningful to me.
    I have chosen to leave blogger, but want you to still have my zine when it's finished. You can find my contact info at: PAMOART dot com.
    Thank you again for everything!

  3. Beautiful! His eyes are great, and I love the light on his muzzle and ears. Also, the edge where his fur meets the shadow is wonderful.
    Have you seen David Hockney's paintings of his dachshunds?

  4. Very nice! He looks furry to me - like felt.



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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.