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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, 25 August 2009

Dog Portraits, Willow, Gypsy and Zac

I'm really starting to get on with this now, sometimes I need to be in the mood to get anything done at a pace and everything else seems to get in the way! I've carried on with the chest area, this is a somewhat limited palette, I'm using white, which is more creamy than pure white, then white grey, french grey and steel grey for the darkest shadows. I usually put done the highlights (white and white grey) in the small area I am working then add the shadows finally going back over everything with the white grey to fill in the gaps so to speak to ensure the fur looks full. I think I am happy with using just the four colours at the moment but no doubt I'll return at some point to add more, you know me, fiddle, fiddle until I am totally satisfied!

And just to show you how much Cyril has grown, here's a little pic of him after having lots of milk so he just sort of collapses in my hands, he nearly fills one hand completely now, a bit different from the bald little midge he was when he first arrived! He's making all sorts of noises now, much to terrier Gypsy's annoyance, she keeps tilting her head to one side looking at the carry cage (which is well out of reach) as if to see where her next meal is coming from!
Also Willow is in very bad books, she managed to eat all of the eggs collected yesterday (about two dozen) and is quite sick and smelly today. She is currently collapsed on the floor looking a bit crook! What a bad girl!

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2 comments:

Jan said...

It's looking very good! I'm the same about needing to be in the mood to paint but then I can't seem to break away to do anything else!

Gary Keimig said...

As usual, it is looking very nice.
Well done

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