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Sunday, January 22, 2012

# 90, 91, 92 and 93 my dog Brindle Graphite, oil

14x17 graphite on drawing paper




How is it I find a face with lips that extend below her jaw to be so adorable? I have spent most of this week in nurture mode after her limp was diagnosed as bone cancer and she became tripawed. She is much better now, so her long poses are over. I am also recovering as well. I thought I would do a series of sketches then choose one to paint but she shifted constantly so

my painting was as long as she sat still.


As soon as she nodded off I drew, once she felt my eyes on her she'd get up. I went back in with my eraser , forgot how much I like that.



Oil on 12x12 gessoed grey board.Gamblin fastmatte and oil study.

6 comments:

Lorrie Klosterman said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog, Liz. Your artworks will be a treasure for years to come. Good use of opportunity to capture poses and work in different media.

MEliz said...

Thank you Lorrie.

Magical Day Dream said...

You have a great style. Love how it's not too detailed but still saying a lot :)

x

Marielle

Kelly said...

....so sorry to hear about Brindle. We never expect that sort of news about our sweet animals.

Claire M said...

Ah... this tugs at my heart to hear about Brindle's condition. It is nice that you can spend time with her and capture some sketches of her. Interesting to see you try different media for this.

Elva Paulson said...

Painting Brindle is a wonderful way to spend time together during this difficult time. I particularly like how you handle her colors. My thoughts are with you.