This beautiful boy Collie dog came into the gallery today. I asked for permission to take his photo, I may use it to do a painting of him. He was very lively, we gave him some treats and soon he was shaking paws and rolling over to have his tummy tickled. I loved his fox colour. I think it’s called red?
He was a little nervous with all the noise and chatter around him, but soon calmed down.
A friend was doing some work on our garden today and he bought his dog with him. This is him sitting in the Land rover. He enjoyed coming out and seeing us working along the alleyway.
He has such a nice friendly nature, he put his paw up and wanted his chest rubbing. Then he let me scratch him behind his ears. I loved him pushing his head into my hand. He even licked my nose.
I know he’s a collie dog and he should be herding sheep probably. But it was just nice to meet a friendly animal. He only barked when the Land rover left, because he didn’t want to go!
What a day. Been painting today and done quite a bit for the craft fair. These are finished or in progress. About 6 or 7 inches square. Then there are lots of tiny ones… Now..a glass of wine and a rest.
Let me just say. I have strange ideas sometimes. I’ve already painted a cat fish, and by looking at this painting of a dog fish you can probably guess what it looks like!
Continuing with my Green Man idea I have also painted another free figure. I decided to use a more graphic style for both of them.
The tablet I use is getting very slow and this bit of typing is taking ages so I will leave it at that for tonight .
This was from 2017 I think? It’s an image of a friends dog sitting in a grassy field near the sea. I used their photo to work from and it’s quite a big canvas. I wondered whether to add all the grass and weeds but I think it worked quite well. This is again acrylic on canvas. It was a pleasure to paint it.
Three 1 inch sketches for the challenge for urban sketchers Stoke on Trent. One was in the cafe at a local supermarket and the other two were drawn tonight at the pub. The dog would not stay still so I only had a few seconds to look at it. The violinist was playing and again I had to do a very quick sketch.
I enjoy drawing and it’s good to challenge yourself with something new.
More to follow over the month.
A few years ago I promised to do a painting of a friends dog.
I did not realise that I would only now be painting it. Why? I honestly dont know, I moved, she moved her work place. We lost touch with each other. The photo sat on a shelf for years. I still had a contact number for her, and saw her relatives at various gatherings, but I didn’t do the painting.
Now I’ve told her I’m getting the photo back to her… I didn’t say I would do the painting, but I will try and get him done in time.
I might post a finished photo here, but if not it will be on my Facebook Art page. I hope she likes it.