Thursday, January 14, 2010

On My Art Table

I'm working on a watercolor of a dog right now. I sketched it out and did the first couple layers of paint while at the cabin last weekend. This is Sadie. She's a border collie rescue from the pound. My friend Cheryl adopted her almost 2 years ago. I've asked Cheryl for pics of the dog numerous times but every picture she brings to me is of a black & white blur flying through the air. This dog never sits still for pictures. So while Cheryl was on vacation, I went to the boarding kennel where she had Sadie boarded. I asked the owner if they'd let me take some pictures of Sadie and they allowed it. So now I have several to sketch from.

I hope to have this finished and framed over the weekend. Cheryl will be super surprised to get this on Monday.

ps Have I mentioned yet that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new scanner? Yes? Well I do!

12 comments:

soulbrush said...

what a fantastic thing to do for her, she is gonna be so so thrilled. you are a lil darlink.

Teri C said...

Oh what a wonderful thing to do for a friend. This is a wonderful painting, full of love.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Marvelous surprise. Your friend will be blown away. What a sweet dog. You can see its energy in its eyes.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Cant wait to see this finished. We have a red & white boarder collie and I have some streaking pix too. Love these dogs tho. Lucky friend.

tainterturtles said...

Sadie looks like a nice doggy. Glad you could sketch her.

Alicia said...

I have some really good cat pics. Of Isis. The cat I love.

I love water colors. Specifically your water colors.

Mim said...

This is wonderful, you are so good!! and what a nice surprise.

PAK ART said...

Alicia - I think I've told you before to give me some pics of your cat and I would paint your cat. I believe I am waiting on you.

BT said...

Oh she will just love it. What an amazing surprise. We have a crazy dog called Buster. He features a lot on my blog.

I have just read through a lot of your blog and 'ooohed' and 'aaaahed' at the fabulous photos of the mountains. Wow, what an astounding place you live in.

crochet lady said...

I like that and the dog looks alive and happy.

marianne said...

What a great surprise for your friend!
What a nice story!
Love that happy baby, looks like she (Is she a she?) is having a lot of fun. Just had to smile too!

Aunt Krissy said...

Nice pic, but that dog looks like it would be a licker! Always with the lick lick lick!