(a journey with watercolour and my dog)
Wonderful Pat! I would call it...the "Maradona Roxy"! Thanks for sharing this beautiful post. Ciao!
This is a really lovely painting of your dog Pat, the colours and markings are done so well. I like the shading under his chin and the way his right leg wraps around the ball.I think the horizon should be much higher though, as at this angle, he appears to float, compounded by the shadow high under his rear end.
Thanks Tito - glad you like it. Maradona Roxy - or maybe "the hand of Dog" :lol:
Thanks, Frank - but she's not mine. Mine is the white terrier, Missy.Roxy belongs to a lady in Scotland.I take your point about the horizon, I was toying with the idea of losing it altogether - and if I painted it again, would probably make it all grass.
It came out great! I struggle with the horizon issue too. I'd like to be able to do away with much of the background in my paintings, but it's a difficult idea to embrace. You want to hint at the background but not make it too detailed, I guess. You do that nicely.
He is so beautiful. I miss my Mandy, she was with us for almost 17 years.Pat, that pumpkin you saw on my blog was made by Jim Shore. He has alot of beautiful things he sells. You can see some of his things on QVC.Willow
Roxy looks like a fun dog!
Eccolo qua! Il Border Collie :-)) ho imparato il nome!Bellissimo! Ciao Pat!
It turned out great!
Congrats Pat on the beautiful dog you have painted here. How happy Roxy's owner must be.
Pat-Roxy looks great and her fun personality is what I see with this painting!Sheryl
Beautiful, the Roxy.
Thanks, Katherine. I try my best :) Roxy's owner is thrilled with it - and that's the main thing. xx
Thanks, Willow. Glad you like her. They stay in our hearts forever - I know I'll never forget my Spotty, she was 18 when she left us. *hugs* to you xx
She is, Gretchen - so gentle and so fun. She allows all the old folk in the home to stroke and fuss her and is so gentle with them. Yet with her owner, she loves to play ball xx
Well done, Francesco - a gold star! Glad you think she's beautiful xx
Thanks, Heather xx
Nora, she's thrilled to bits! She send me a mail to say I have captured Roxy's spirit and personality - and she is proud to have both the beautiful dog and the beautiful painting! xx
Thanks Sheryl - I am glad that is what shines through for you. xx
Thank you, Assumpta xx
Roxy is beautiful! I love her smile; she looks ready to play!
Thanks Tonya - she has a lovely smile - and always up for a game of ball :) xx
Roxy is beautiful! Great job, Pat! I love furry babies!
Thank you so much Pat for your lovely comment on my post. I very nearly chickened out of posting it at all!You have captured the character of this chap so well. CUTE!!! :0D
How beautiful your dog is. Thank you, for showing us this worke step by step. ElsbethPs. Scotland was beautiful, even in high snow
Thank you, Candy - she is lovely and I'm a sucker for our furry friends too!
Thanks, Sandra. Roxy certainly has a character all her own! xx
You're welcome, Elsbeth! xxRoxy the painting is travelling to Renfrewshire, but will hopefully avoid the snow! xx
Great job enjoyed the WIP thanks Pat.
Look at her! She is beautiful and full of life. This is PERFECT! :)
Thanks, Dors - glad you enjoyed it :) xx
Thank you Crystal - you're very kind xx
Hello everyone - thanks for all the kind comments about my lovely Roxy. She is a fantastic dog with a wonderful temperament. Always up for a game - loves her balls and footballs - and generally having a great time. She is a very fun dog to own, never a dull moment with her!She's a rescue dog too, and that makes her all the more special, having come so far in the four and a half years I have owned her. She has achieved to much and I am proud to be her owner. She's a very special girl and I love her to bits. Having read all the comments on the background to this painting, I can honestly say that I never noticed anything at all "wrong" with it! Personally, all I see is a wonderful painting of a wonderful dog. A painting that has had a lot of care and love put in to it and that really captures the spirit and personality of my dog. I am thrilled with it and wouldn't change a thing. :o)