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« on: January 05, 2013 06:25:18 PM »



For a swap, I made watercolor paintings of my partner's dogs. I saw her white great Dane and the watercolor image of him/her came in my mind. Since it was the HoHoHo swap, it really didn't fit the theme. So, I drew dogs on fabric I used to make a tree skirt but the great Dane still wanted to come out. When I had every thing ready to ship, I took out the watercolors and decided to sent them as extra. I searched the web to find pictures of her dogs. I took me two days to paint the four of them. And now, I have discovered she has a fifth dog! I hope it's OK that he doesn't have his own portrait. Undecided So sorry, doggy, I didn't know you existed.
I took very poor pictures of them, as I did not set the white balance and the whites turned out blue, truly blue. So I tried to fix the images on the computer but I lost some nuances.






You will notice one of the eyes is so dark you almost don't see it. It was that way on the picture but now, I think I should not have followed reality and instead put some clear half-circle around the bottom part of it. What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013 07:14:30 PM »

LOVE LOVE LOVE!  You did an awesome job!!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013 10:19:11 PM »

Adorable!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013 05:27:46 AM »

They are terrific!  I would be over the moon for paintings of some of our animals. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013 02:17:30 PM »

OMG - I am so jealous!
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013 03:37:59 PM »

Beautiful!! I don't think the dark eye looks funny, but if you wanted maybe a little white highlight/dot might help it look more "there?" But I think it looks fine the way it is. You have such a talent!
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013 07:09:30 PM »

These are my babies!! I can't tell you how special these paintings are to me. I cried when I opened them Smiley. yoopidou is such a talented and generous artist. I feel so lucky to have been her partner.
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2013 08:25:28 PM »

LOVE LOVE LOVE!  You did an awesome job!!!
Adorable!  Smiley
Thanks a lot Cheesy!
I am with art creations the same as with babies, in my eyes, they are beautiful. But at the same time, I am wondering what others truly think.

They are terrific!  I would be over the moon for paintings of some of our animals. 
I would be happy to paint some for you!

OMG - I am so jealous!
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Beautiful!! I don't think the dark eye looks funny, but if you wanted maybe a little white highlight/dot might help it look more "there?" But I think it looks fine the way it is. You have such a talent!
Thanks for the comments and for the tip. I would definitively try to add some highlight next time. That's what great about arts and crafts, you can always learn and improve so it's never boring.

These are my babies!! I can't tell you how special these paintings are to me. I cried when I opened them Smiley. yoopidou is such a talented and generous artist. I feel so lucky to have been her partner.
Absolutely thrilled that you like them!

Thanks to all your positive comments, I have added a resolution to my already long un-original list (losing weight, exercising more, cooking more fish, filling my nice journal sent by Limeriot, laughing everyday...): do an art project at least every other week.
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013 04:00:47 AM »

These are my babies!! I can't tell you how special these paintings are to me. I cried when I opened them Smiley. yoopidou is such a talented and generous artist. I feel so lucky to have been her partner.
HA! I knew they looked familiar. Smiley Where is Charlie Murphy?
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