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copespeak
02-12-2013, 11:58 AM
Lily would sneak up onto the chair, and when caught, would look away, very guilty. She's wearing an old doggie rug I made for a boxer I had years before, frayed, patched and tattered.

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Lindae
02-12-2013, 12:37 PM
Robyn,
What a beautiful painting of Lily! Excellent work. Just lovely. L

D Akey
02-12-2013, 01:08 PM
White is tough to depict. Very successful all around. Wonderful and telling portrait of a head. I do believe she looks guilty. She's naughty and nice, every bit a girl.

copespeak
02-12-2013, 05:14 PM
Thank you Lindae and Mr Akey.

She would hear me coming, and would jump down and pretend she hadn't been there, which was a regular source of amusement to us. We would drive up the driveway and see her through the windows exiting the chair.

limey-g
02-12-2013, 05:39 PM
This is really nice Robyn , they are so crafty the way they know that they are doing something just a little naughty but would always do it behind your back knowing very well that mum would not really mind even if they were caught out.:).
Geoff

copespeak
02-12-2013, 05:48 PM
She couldn't bear to be photographed, and she would always look away so I used to sneak up on her. I think she thought the camera would steal her soul. I have so many beautiful pics of her, thank heavens. :D

justjean
02-12-2013, 06:02 PM
A lovely portrait of a lovely pet.

Marilyn Anne
02-12-2013, 06:27 PM
Beautifully done!

semd74
02-12-2013, 10:28 PM
Beautiful painting

copespeak
02-12-2013, 10:45 PM
Thank you Marilyn Anne, semd74 and justjean. I wish I had raised the texture to watercolour, but there you are.... a bit late now.

limey-g
02-13-2013, 02:34 AM
It kind of makes me think of one of our past siberians who would be out in one of the exercise yards being bad and when you opened the back door to shout at him he would turn his head and look behind himself to see who you were shouting at. After all it could not possibly be him.
Geoff

coops
02-13-2013, 02:57 AM
Was so sorry to hear of your loss Robyn. This is such a charming picture and a look I have seen on my daughters dogs face. Well done:)

Caesar
02-13-2013, 03:05 AM
You know her so deeply and Your love has such an insight, that You succceeded to paint both what she looks like and what she is as character and attitude, a full representative portrait more eloquent than any picture would ...

copespeak
02-13-2013, 10:10 AM
Thank you Caesar and Coops. xx

AT-TA
02-13-2013, 05:52 PM
Beautiful portrait of Lily, copespeak...so light and gentle touch is in your brush...yes i know...it hurts not to have her around...

screenpainter
02-13-2013, 07:03 PM
love the soft hues and it really looks like watercolor. I don't think it is ever to late to add some texture to the paper. Have you downloaded the traditional art papers by Juz from the art supplies section. Definitely worth having for adding texture to canvas for watercolors. I love the composition of the drawing too. She looks so beautiful. Very deep thought or love coming through.

copespeak
02-13-2013, 07:21 PM
AT-TA, you say such thoughtful things, thank you!

Screenpainter, I've sort of become a bit confused lately about getting my canvas settings working. I've got the texture interacting with the brushes, but nothing else.

Even though I've got lights turned on and the canvas/paper chosen, I'm still not getting it up and running. I've been a bit distracted recently, but must go in and have a serious go at sorting this out.

screenpainter
02-13-2013, 08:21 PM
Robyn, these are the papers I mentioned by Juz.

http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?39303-arpack-Traditional-Media-Surfaces

copespeak
02-13-2013, 08:34 PM
Thank you so much! You're very kind.