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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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Saturday, 6 June 2009

pet portrait of spaniel

Almost finished with this pet portrait, hooray! I've worked the basics of the second ear, it will need a bit more work for shading and highlights plus all that now remains is to find an end point under the chest area to complete this.
I've also received lots more images of Brodie and Charlie the spaniels at the bottom of the page so their reference images may well change in the next couple of days but I will keep you updated on that.
News from the home front, we took pity on 3 white campbell ducks at the bird sale today and they now reside in our orchard in amongst kith and kin, if the weather picks up tomorrow I may be able to get some photos but as today was just torrential rain (after last week's mini heatwave!) it was impossible to get any pictures for posting.
England is a bizarre place and it's odd to realise that due to the lack of water reserves we have, a hose pipe ban can exist at the same time as a flood warning! Today was awful weather and I just managed to take the dogs for a walk in the woods in heavy rain rather than rain where it bounces back up from the ground as high as your head! All of my little paths were flooded as I like to go where no man has been before and I got more than a little wet (soaked to the bone I think is the correct term) and then just because there are only two days in a weekend where the day job is forgotten I had to spend hours at my parents' house fixing my sister's new computer. All in all a not very productive day artwise so I am very surprised I managed to post anything today!
One more thing to note is that poor Pickle has decided to take a turn for the worse again today (always when the vet is off) and he will have to go back to the vet early next week. I'm now sure the illness is not life threatening but regardless he will still need to visit our animal doctor for some more magic medicine, plus I think all of my furry friends, rabbits and guinea pigs are so very fed up with not being able to play in their pens today, if they had made it outside they would have needed paddles and boats!

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1 comments:

Melody Lea Lamb said...

The spaniel portrait is coming along SO nicely! I especially love the hair on his ears, very touchable. Be careful and try stay dry!!

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