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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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Thursday, 14 May 2009

Amur Leopard by Wildlife Artist Karie-Ann Cooper

I decided to drag out my amur leopard wildlife art and have a tinker with it to see if I had got over the 'grey' stage I had (too much grey for those who are new to this one) and it has helped to have put it down for a couple of weeks. I've now drawn out the background I want, although I do think it is too pale to see on here, but the rocks are continued a little but not too much before the rest of the background is put in place. So I will get this one done, even if only at a very slow pace.

Please see here for the previous stages of this portrait, you'll see what I mean about grey then!!!

I've also drawn out the family portrait and will start to blog that in earnest very soon.
And going back to my art competition entry, you can see this here but voting does not begin until tomorrow and I will provide full details of how to vote for me (please, I am asking very nicely)

And as for Pickle the guinea pig, he's still off colour, bless him he's huddled up in his purple igloo but he has managed to take a carrot, some baby sweetcorn and savoy cabbage to bed with him just in case he gets a little peckish. He is not drinking very well so I've resorted to washing all his greens and leaving them a bit wet but instead of his antibiotics being in his water I'm squirting them into his mouth so he has no chance of getting away from his 'medicine' and before I forget, thank you to those who have made comments about little Pickle, he's one of my favourites (can you have a favourite guinea pig? Is it like having a favourite child?) because he squeals at me when I go to the shed each morning until I hand feed him bits of carrot, he is quite relentless, but the past week or so he's just warbled a bit at me but hopefully with the magic potion from the animal doctor all will be well again very soon.

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Sheila said...

So many pots on the stove for you! Wonderful to be a busy artist and mom to many critters plus hold down a job. Glad Pickle is feeling better. How is our Willow?

Kathleen Coy said...

Yes, those gray rocks would drive me crazy too, lol. They are beautiful though. I hope Pickle will be back to his old squealing self soon!

pencilportraits said...

Hi Sheila, Willow is doing fine, she's had a busy week at work and is a bit tired out, at the moment she is flat out on the dog sofa!!!

pencilportraits said...

Yes Kathleen, those rocks are quite mind-bending! I did have to put it away, I wonder ow long I can cope with them this time around!

davelarson said...

Looks great so far, I'm looking forward to seeing more

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