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Mrs Blore

Mrs Blore
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I am a part-time pet portrait and wildlife artist living in the deep dark forest between the Royal Forest of Dean, Herefordshire and the Welsh border. A beautiful and inspiring place to live and create pet portraits and wildlife art.
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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Dog Portrait, Skye

Again, not a wonderful shot, I've managed to catch a shine above the eyes and leave a shadow on the right side, perhaps I need to take another digital photography course. I've worked on Skye's muzzle since the last update, her nose is now in place and I've completed the ear on the right side. I've chosen to use a brown (earth brown) for the shading on the neck fur, this does look a little dark at the moment but I intend to layer over it with pale grey and white to give it more depth, it looks frightening to me at this stage as I'm always worried I won't be able to dampen it down, so fingers crossed!!!
I seem to be having an problem with receiving comments for which I apologise, I'm not sure what the problem is, I don't think it can be anything I've done as the blog is a google blogger post so perhaps they have a technical issue, thanks Carolann for letting me know, I thought everyone was ignoring me, please try again later, I love receiving comments, it does make me feel as though I'm not talking to myself all the time (just some of the time!!!)
As for puppy training with Willow the german shepherd, she was very good with her exercises but she still yaps at other dogs, the trainer told me to walk away and ignore her as she would grow out of this, so on her encounter with a labrador today I simply let her carry on and ignored her but she barked and barked and barked so the black lab whimpered away, not sure if I really should let her bark but I'll reserve judgement on that one! Luckily she isn't at all nasty and after barking at a little collie puppy last night she then spent most of her time trying to play with him!

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Karie said...

Just trying out my comments!!! Fingers crossed it will work

David Larson Evans said...

One word ...Excellent!

Kathleen Coy said...

I've haven't been able to leave comments on any blogs that have a pop up word verification for the last couple days. Very frustrating! We'll see if it works...

And if it does, the portrait is looking great!

Kathleen Coy said...

Looks like it works now. Great! :-)

Sheila said...

I am still in awe of your work Karie.
Everyone has been having problems with posting. I think we'll all good again though.

How big is this? If you've already posted that I apologize.

Carol Buck & Dottie Martz said...

I love watching your work in progress. It is wonderful to see which areas you concentrate on next! Beautiful work!! I will keep watching!!

Carol Buck & Dottie Martz said...

I love your work!

Karie said...

Hooray, the comments are working again, I felt a little unloved!!! Thanks to all for taking the time and ta for the nice coments about Skye, she's a lovely looking dog and I hope to do her justice.

Linzi said...

Hey you! Springer looks fab!

How cool is that birds head on your wildlife comp!!! Love the polar bear as well!!! x

Judy said...

Nice work Karie, you do animals very well

Martina Alberts said...

Grear work! I love to follow how this comes to life and this is such helpful!!!

Colette Theriault said...

Really nice start! I know what you mean about photographing artwork...I ususally photograph the wip's but the final portrait I always try to scan...even if in multiple parts!

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