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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

YAY!!! Buddy Is Going to the Framer Today

I did a bit of touching up. I darkened the entire ear, as I found it stood out too much. I put in a bit more shading on his muzzle and eyebrows. I touched up a few spots on the perimeter of Buddy's image. And of course put on my signature.


Some close-up shots. I really am proud of his eyes. Buddy always did so intently speak to you with his eyes.

Well, it's done! What an effort. I so much wanted to capture the soul of Buddy. He was such a cool dog - a rescue, who just eased his way totally into all our lives. I will take him into White Rock to my favorite framers after I've played with Bruno this morning.
 Then I will start working on some ideas for a Vancouver cityscape. I must admit I found it difficult to find something about the city that I still found I loved, and that reminded me of the old Vancouver. It's changed so unbelievably much in the past ten to fifteen years. Right now, I'm thinking of doing something with the Burrard Bridge with the mountains [of course] in the background.

As ever, your comments are always welcome!  

23 comments:

  1. He is absolutely fabulous! Great job, Kathryn!

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  2. Wow!wow! (no pun intended) I just love Buddy. You've made such a terrific job of him, Kathryn, every detail is perfect.

    He looks very similar to my Mutley who, together with Mitzi, were both rescue dogs. He died at 15, Mitzi just lay down and died a few days later.

    I only ever spent one night in Vancouver - we had flown Prince Charles up from Australia. Think we took him onto Toronto. Long time ago now.

    Lovely picture :0))...those eyes!!

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  3. Buddy came out phenomenal Kathryn. You should be proud. The eyes are incredible. This is a beautiful portrait--it was well worth your sweat. I'm sorry to hear that about Vancouver; it's still on my list of places to go. Should my son buy the house of his dreams in Seattle, we're planning to fly over and see it. I was hoping to work in Vancouver at that time. My son and his lady love taking short trips there.

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  4. Buddy has come out really well. Its not just the eyes but everything else that you should be proud of. Everything about this piece seems so perfect.
    Best wishes with the cityscape. It will be interesting to see how you tackle it.

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  5. This is so beautiful, Kathryn! I love the zoomed in painting..his fur is painted perfectly and I love that sparkle in his eyes. Buddy is perfect and you should be so proud of this one.

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  6. Buddy looks great!! I know you will enjoy the finished picture.

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  7. This portrait is so beautiful. It looks like he is really sitting in front of us.
    We feel his soul!
    So beautiful!
    love
    tweedles

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS Kathryn. You must be so relieved but mostly proud of having finished this major work, he is absolutely stunning, you did a fantastic job! How wonderful to have a painting of a dog you loved so much with such a great likeliness , what a joy every time you look at him. He deserves the best frame in town! Bravo my friend! XOXO

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  9. yay for the finished, stunning Buddy!
    Love the "boo!" on his bandana also. Such character! xx

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  10. Well Buddy is absolutely brilliant! You have completed him, without 'finishing him off' if you know what I mean. He looks so perfect and those final touches really have made a difference! I would be so proud of this - He will look fabulous in a frame :0)

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  11. You did Buddy proud, Kathryn! Love the eyes!

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  12. And proud you should be Kathryn Buddy looks fantastic! His eyes especially are wonderful. :))

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  13. He is wonderful and the eyes are just perfect. very nice!

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  14. You must be very pleased with Buddy now Kathryn. My only gripe - and of course I just have to have one - is that you didn't alter the 'frilly' bits above his eyes. However, fortunately they don't detract from the portrait - well only to my eyes ;) - so I am sure his owners will be absolutely thrilled :) M the Merciless

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  15. Il tuo Buddy è realizzatomolto bene,la troppa perfezione non sempre è un pregio, a volte toglie freschezza al ritratto,l'importante è che traspaia l'anima del soggetto e Buddy è molto espressivo.Grazie per aver visitato il mio blog e aver aprezzato il lavoro.
    ciao gloria

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  16. Well done, Kathryn - your hard work and persistance paid off in an incredibly beautiful and engaging Buddy portrait! Bravo!

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  17. Oooh, Kathryn, but it is absolutely fabulous! I love it so much! Buddy seems to speak to us!

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  18. Wow, what a sweetheart! Your love for Buddy is so apparent in your painting and you have done a beautiful job. Thank you for sharing him with us.

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  19. brilliant katharyn ..his look kills me ! ..super

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  20. Kathryn, this is very very very beautiful -- I love his whimsical expression. All that long hard works definitely pays off!

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