Thursday, 26 May 2011

The Alphabet Paintings: M

So, I've reached M in the alphabet..

and there could only be one painting, or I'd never be forgiven :)
I tried to paint her in a more painterly, softer approach and whilst I'm satisfied, I'd still be pleased to hear your opinions and critiques. 

M is for Missy


She'll also be added to my painting website HERE
Enjoy browsing :)

44 comments:

  1. Yes Pat, you definitely had to do this one! This is a really lovely painting of Missy. Nice fresh colours. You've captured her mischievous expression very well !

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  2. Thanks, Michael.
    I am getting more and more enamoured of looser, more expressive work :) So glad you liked her xx

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  3. Of course M is for Missy!
    Her portrait is perfect, she must be very pleased! I love it!

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  4. Thanks, Judy!
    We all love it too :) xx

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  5. Pat, I once said you should paint with the right brain. Not quite so. Sorry, I should have said that your painting could be looser, like this one! Congratulations, this is a very expressive portrait! Missy deserves it, she is a sweetheart. xx

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  6. Anamaria, you did a great job before of explaining yourself, especially as English isn't your first language. So no need to apologise.

    It was doing the realistic abstract that made me realise I could adapt parts of it to make an expressive portrait.
    I'm glad you love it too :) xx

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  7. Pat, this is perfect, you did such a nice job with suggesting the hair pattern, without painting every hair, (which I so often get lured into!), you captured such great expression.

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  8. Thanks, Maria. Its taken me a long time to not get sucked in too :)
    I'm glad I've finally got there - and very glad you love her portrait too :) xx

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  9. Hi, Pat&Missy,
    Ah~~~~~!!!!! So, cute!!Her eyes and face expression are well done. Technically, dogs were not easy unless I handled fur in a loose style as once I had dogs and sketched them. Be kind to yourself.
    Please give Missy special "Pat," "Pat."
    Cheers&Hugs, Sadami

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  10. Thanks, Sadami - glad you think she's well done :)
    I'm usually critical of my own work, because I want to improve. Not in a beat-myself-up way, but more a could-do-better way :)

    Which dogs did you have? xx

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  11. Love it, Pat! I bet Missy enjoys looking at herself. :D

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  12. Thanks Ann. :) xx

    It was painted at art club last night and when I took it out of my bag, Missy had to sniff it - and the edge of the paper got a lick :lol:

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  13. Of course M is Missy!
    This is very beautiful painted Pat. I love it.

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  14. Thanks, Renske - so glad you love her too :) xx

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  15. Pat this is wonderful! She is beautiful and looks and feels just like her. I wouldn't change a thing. I really love the way you've caught the little hairs on her face.

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  16. thanks, Crystal. I think its probably the prettiest Missy portrait I've done :) xx

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  17. Wonderful, Pat! You have captured Missy so well!!

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  18. Yes, i have to agree with all of the above. She is lovely. I like the painterly style and how nice and loose you've kept this. You becoming quite the master of these little puppies. Thanks for visiting my blog too. It is always a pleasure to see you there and to see what you are up to Pat. Blessings always. Ross

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  19. Thanks Ross. I'm quite pleased with the painterly look.
    I love coming to see your work, its gorgeous!
    love and blessings to you xx

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  20. But it is clear that M was reserved for our beloved Missy.
    I loved Pat, worked very well managing the volume of white hairs.
    The look on Missy's love of anyone.
    Congratulations

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  21. Thanks, Nil. xx
    She is our beloved, that's for sure. So glad you enjoyed the painting :)

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  22. Pat I like your loose style, Missy is so lovely in that painting. Thank you for not forgetting to visit my blog despite my long absence. God bless!

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  23. Hebiera sido imperdanable que estando en la M ,no pintaras a esa preciosidad que tienes por mascota.
    Para mí es perfecta la sensación que das a la pintura.
    Además se parece muchísimo.
    Besazos.

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  24. Would you just look at that smile and that completely kissable nose?!

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  25. Thanks, Cora, Conchi and Tonya.
    She's one special girl and I'm glad you think I did her justice :) xx

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  26. So loose and yet so full of expression...the mischievous Missy expression! Excellent painting, and I agree with everyone , that you painted the hair fabulously without accentuating anything.

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  27. Thanks, Jane!
    She really is that expressive - as you know when you've seen her photo posts :)
    Glad you think I made an excellent job of the painting :) xx

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  28. Lovely work on Missy's portrait in this style, Pat. Suggesting her fur worked!

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  29. Pat she is absolutely perfect! I'm loving the loose technique--it's so you. And again her eyes and ears just so real--perfect, can't wait to see her framed!

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  30. Thanks, Dora. I think her fur worked well too :) xx

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  31. Thanks Sharon.
    I'm glad you like the style and think the painting's perfect - you know the Chief so well, its good to hear you think I've got her right! xx

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  32. How frustrating when you can't leave comments! hope this one works Pat.
    A beautiful painting of Missy. She looks such an adorable little dog. My Corey is 10 now and seems to be getting more affectionate with old age!
    Hugs June xx

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  33. Tonya blogged about comment problems.. very odd, isn't it June. Luckily this one is here. So glad you like the painting and that you too have the affection of a little one around you through the day :) xx

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  34. Hi Pat, this watercolor is really wonderful! Missy is beautiful and looks adorable. Ciao!

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  35. How pretty is Missy!. Pat, you've painted a remarkable way. Very expressive. Congratulations!

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  36. But of course Missy would be your subject for M, and a lovely subject she is too. The painting is wonderful.

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  37. Love the painterly style you used- she looks great!

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  38. I agree with the previous comments, I like the looser painting - there is enough information for the viewer to know that there is fur, without having to put in every detail. But the best thing about this painting is the character that you have captured - it's not just any dog, it's Missy !

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  39. Thanks, Tito. She's about the prettiest dog I've seen, and has such a knowing way about her. I'm glad you like the painting xx

    Thanks, Carmen. I'm trying to be more expressive in my paint, so happy you think I am getting there! xx

    Thank you Ann, glad you think the painting is wonderful xx

    Thanks Sheryl - you're very kind xx

    thanks, Sandie yes, she is a great character - and I'm glad you think I have captured that ! :) xx

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  40. Hi Pat
    What a great job you have done.. What a sweet pup.. Very expressive.
    Thank you for coming by and your kind words.
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  41. Beautiful portrait of a lovely friend! Arianna

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  42. Well I think Missy is great! And she looks so happy;o)

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