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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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Friday, 27 November 2009

Dog Portraits, Badger



Things have been moving on in the dog portraits area. I've completed another dog portrait which I cannot post just yet and I've also made progress on Fudge and Ruby but any photo I take is just awful because the light is so poor it looks awful. This is about the best shot I could get of Badger's dog painting but you can see the poor lighting in the background, it is in fact grey and yet looks graduated.
I've also been back to visit Cyril the squirrel, he is still very reluctant to be friends with Shizzle and is very defensive when the two of them meet, however, due to the fact he liked to hang in my hat which was getting wet in the rain, Alex, who is kindly looking after him, has donated a handbag which is waterproof, and it has been lined with Willow's old waterproof and fleecy dog coat and then his woollen hat is inside this. She's told me he is very proud of his new abode so hopefully he will stay a little drier! We are also trying to fatten him up as he does seem tot be a bit of a runt and Alex packs his handbag full of nuts each day to ensure he is stuffing himself silly.

As for everything else, it's been wet and miserable all week, the ugly autumn weather has taken over.

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4 comments:

Sally McLean said...

This is stunning Karie. I love the way you have captured the light it is masterful and looks so much better than the original photograph!

pencilportraits said...

thanks Sally! Badger came to visit so I could take my own photos, I took about 50 and thi was my favourite so I was really plesed when his owner chose it because of the light and shadows.

Art with Liz said...

Another beautiful doggy portrait coming up! You are so darned good! And I've missed a couple of posts, so have been catching up on Willow's birthday and Cyril's new waterproof hat/bag/house. I do hope Cyril survives the wild.

pencilportraits said...

thanks Liz, I'm off to visit Cyril today and will take my camera. I feel so sad he's not with me and I miss him but in the long run hopefully he'll be able to live a proper squirrel life.

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