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Monday, February 14, 2011

Yes, I Started Again ... or ...Buddy the Second

2nd time going much faster

All body colors laid in

Intensifying colors

I am here, and it is starting to look like Buddy

   With the first "Buddy", I got to a point where the brown points looked too dark and orange, so I started again. The flip side will be used for a trial of another idea I want to pursue about my farrier. In retrospect, the original would probably have worked, with a bit of careful lifting here and there, but it's all a learning experience. I'll be working on the head details now. I don't quite like his left leg; I think if I "mould" his body color a bit more, it will look more like a leg than a flipper. Any ideas??
  

6 comments:

  1. I think this is coming along great, love watching you bring it along, and I agree, when you bring in more of the body you can chisel out that left leg beautifully, can't wait to see it all come together.

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  2. It is coming along really nice!

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  3. Looking very good! My girl sometimes holds a paw like that - natural for me to see and not think flipper.
    But - tell you what will make it - the shadow you paint. Shadows can make a painting. I wouldn't be worrying yet - this is looking brilliant so far.

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  4. Hello Kathryn, so nice of you to stop by my blog. I think you are a wonderful artist. I had a dog that looked just like your Buddy, his name was Randy. Look forward to chatting with you. I wanted to share a way to remove unwanted watercolor paint if you make a mistake....it's with the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser "Original" one. It works beautifully to remove unwanted elements and leaves a nice clean white area you can repaint or leave white if you want the light.

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  5. Its good to see people from different walks of life take to the joys of painting. Great work. Keep posting.

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  6. I admire your perseverance in obtaining the right painting. So far looking very good. Keep it up.

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