Title:  Bear
Media:  Graphite/Colored Pencil on Bristol Board
Size:  9"x12"

Well I knew Bear was laughing and now have found out the reason, "he" is really a "she".  I am still going to fuss on her a while, but want to be really sure I don't do or undo something so it will only be very minor touches, like I already see I need to make the top of her right ear a bit darker.  Actually the more I look at it I think I'll have to do a bit more work on the shape of that ear. She taught me a good lesson in handling shorter wiry coarser fur texture and I kind of came up with a new technique that I think is repeatable.  But pretty much for now am calling her completed and it's on to the next picture itching to get down on paper.

I have two ideas for my friend's poetry and want to get them roughed out and will let her decide which one she finds the most suitable.  And then I have a couple of long-haired labs that I get to play with, so furriness will continue to be in my future.

Hope you have enjoyed watching her develop as much as I have and have a great painting week to you all.

Comments

  1. Dear Nelvia:) I can't come up with a new compliment. You have had them all already:) Bear has come out beautifully. You didn't forget one higlight of his fur! You are now officaly called an expert by me:) (for what it's worth). I love your paintings. Keep going!!!

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  2. As always you humble me, thank you always for your support and friendship. Ah, besides your hummingbird saw two others at our feeder. They didn't have such a great looking leg though, you wild and crazy girl!!! :) :)

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  3. looks nearly like our dog. :) wonderfully made.

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  4. looks like our own dog. wonderfully done

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  5. Hello Nelvia!Nice meet you on Renate blog!I like your dog!Un saluto dall'italia,Rita Vaselli.

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  6. Rita, thank you for leaving a comment, and yes, isn't our girl great!!

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