Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Granddog


                                                 Klyde-watercolor

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.

5 comments:

  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.

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  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!

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  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?

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  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.