Friday, 3 June 2011

Patiently Waiting for Walkies... (Paint Party Friday)

This is another in the Walkies series although it originally started life intended for the Purrfect Nostalgia series. I completely messed the background up initially and ended up cutting around the woman and dog, glueing them onto a new watercolour page and adding a brand new background around them, so I suppose you could almost call this a collage of sorts!! It isn't an ACEO this time either as I wanted to do a sketch the same size as the mini canvases I bought, so I could hopefully then replicate it in acrylics, so this one is slightly bigger at 5 x 5 inches.

I started with an idea of a woman looking out a window with a cat at her side but after I drew the woman's victory roll hair-do a cat just didn't seem to belong so I found myself adding a dog instead.  As it went along it evolved into the idea of the women passing time on a park bench, patiently waiting for her love to come back from war while her faithful spaniel is patiently waiting for her to take him for a walk!


Patiently waiting for walkies!

This is my contribution to this week's Paint Party Friday which is my favourite time of the week for blog-hopping and discovering all the amazing and diverse artwork that each person brings along to the party!

48 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Love the hairdo. :) Isn't it wonderful how painting evolves all on it's own?! :)

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  2. Oh how beautiful, while she looks up the path waiting for her lover that loyal companion sit and adores her, a little heart wrenching, ahh unrequited love all bar a pat from his beautiful mistress... I really love it, so soulful, my dog too, Milo gives me that look... well usually at dinnertime, but effects me the same way, just a wee pat & treat... for the dog not me ;)

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  3. Wonderful picture, love how the dog is looking at her mistress! Valerie

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  4. Wonderful, wonderful. Am so in love with your beautiful dog. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  5. Great looking dog to its owner .. you've captured what it is. Congratulations. Un abrazo

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  6. I saw you were asking for some ideas for selling you art work at a market. My suggestion to Jaime@ ARtsy Fartsy Me was to paint a back drop for the stall or do some sort of sign that shows off your art work - bit hard with all those dots but... I am sure you get the idea. Maybe copy and blow up some of your work or make a frieze around your canopy something that they - the great unwashed customer! can see from a distance that will bring them to you. Anyway, just an idea ♥ Rosie

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  7. Totally loving the story behind this. You captured her hair so well too - and just look at the puppy dog eyes. Brilliant!

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  8. I just LOVE your walksies, they have such a great sense of other times to them! And I have to ask- any chance we'll see the finished portrait soon?
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  9. This is a beautiful, charming painting. I love the hairdo, it reminds me of how my mom and her sisters wore theirs when they were young women.

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  10. I'm enjoying your Walkies Series. They are fun and intriguing (i.e. the fact that we never really got to see the faces of the human walkers). Well Done!

    And thank you for your wonderful comment about the photos of my sketches. You made me blush, hahaha!

    I'll be happy to share with you my ways of taking photo of sketchbook. Let's talk over emails ([email protected]). ;)

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  12. the thing I love about your work,, (well one of the things) is its so alive,, such action and the characters tell a story,, I'm so bad at expessing myself,, but your paintings,, have life,, thats all,, just life,, I love your work and always look forward to see whats next,,HPPF!

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  13. Just lovely! I love the look on the dogs face. :-)

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  15. Love your little interpretation along with your story. I find an imagination is a great thing and makes life so much more interesting. Love your blog. (Sorry for deleting my comments! I made a mistake in words and could not let it ride. So I changed the word and then I thought, why not delete it then I had to delete two. So now, you will never forget me. I will be the ones who deletes her comments. )

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  16. I love the dogs eyes and his look of awe at his master.The story is wonderful. Just beautiful and rather moving. Happy PPF!

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  17. it's amazing how well you can capture a story in such a small space. that dog's expression is priceless!

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  18. gorgeous, i love the light you portrayed in her hair!

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  19. Cha Cha cha changes! They worked out perfectly :) I love the look on the spaniels patient little face.

    I sure will pass along any great tips I get for the stall :) But don't chicken out! You're work is great and you should go for it!

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  20. I think this came our wonderful. Can't even tell it's a collage. I've often thought of cutting out the good parts of a watercolor too, but didn't know if it would work out. Obviously it does. I love the emotion in the piece. Well done! Happy Friday. :-)

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  21. Is that what you call this hairdo? I never knew! I love the way it sets the time period for the piece. Love the way the pooch is staring up at her, too. They are both waiting for something they love.

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  22. Wonderful and sentimental! I love the thoughts you had while doing this and did you ever capture her hair well!! And those puppy eyes!

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  23. gorgeous...I love how it tells a story and so sweet how the dog looks like he's saying..."no need to wait...here I am!" :)x

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  24. I am loving that victory roll... and the expression on the spaniel's face is priceless!
    This is a fabulous addition to your series :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  25. This is so wonderful. My sister has been cleaning out my grandmother's house and she came by today with my great aunt's WAC scrapbook and my uncle's navigator's case with all his military papers still inside. There are so many gorgeous photos of she an her friends sporting the most amazing hairstyles. How on earth did they manage that hair and active duty at the same time?

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  26. I just love your Walkies series, too. They all tell a story. Wonderful work on this one. The hairdo is fantastic. And that dog's eyes: too precious!

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  27. Beautiful, hopeful and romantic! Love the look on the pup's face, a mixture of "good grief, lady, while you're waiting for your ship to come in you could at least walk me!" and "I'm happy to be by your side, your best friend, while you wait for that special someone." Great shading on the hair...and the choice of color makes you realize just how long she's been waiting. ;) Great job, amiga!

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  28. I think your illustrations are so fantastic!

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  29. I love how your beautiful sketch evolved!

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  30. I have to say, this is my new favorite work of yours. The hair! and the look on the dog's face...perfect♥♥♥

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  31. Whatta face on that pup and love the hair style on the pup's mamma! HAPPY PPF!

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  32. I love the details in her hair and the loving expression on the puppies face. I love that you didn't like something and kept the pieces you like and made something beautiful. So many times I have made a mistake and thrown the entire piece away. I have learned though and don't do that anymore.....

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  33. What a great painting - I love the "patience" in it, hers and the dog's. And look how lovingly the dog looks up to his mistress, adorable. Although we only see the back of the woman's head, I can feel her waiting. Beautiful.

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  34. I am so loving all of your work these days!!!! love this piece....very cute and I love the patience on this pooches face!!!!

    Happy PPF!!!

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  35. My Mother had a basset hound. This could have been her. Sat and stared at this awhile I did.

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  36. Just beautiful! I love the pathway leading into the distance, as well as the hopeful expression on the dog's face. The woman's hairdo is so wonderful, it gives the piece such a romantic, retro look!

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  37. thank you all so much for such lovely comments. i wasn't sure if i'd done the hairdo justice but am reassured by such positive comments.

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  38. I love it, it turned out great! You did an excellent job on the victory roll do and the dog is so sweet! Brilliant!

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  39. Wonderful painting! You really captured the dog's expression. And I love the woman's hair!

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  40. Great painting - I'm digging her 'do!

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  41. wonderful piece!! the look on the dogs face is priceless!

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  42. love Love LOVE the hair do!! Happy PPF. :)

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  43. this is adorable...i love the perspective and the face on the dog is just too sweet...great hair, too! happy ppf a bit late! :)

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  44. I'm loving the hairstyle and that dogs expression, lol!

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  45. So much is conveyed in that glance! Wonderful hair do, reminds me of old family photographs.

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  46. That dog's face is priceless. Hey, I like the new profile pic too! Hope you're doing well!

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