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Monday, June 27, 2011

Artic Blue Alpaca

Artic Blue
canson 12x9"

      My first attempt at painting a baby Alpaca known as "crias". This is from a nearby Good Time Ridge Alpacas a farm right down the road from us in WV. This cria has different colored fur on different levels and fuzzy! Its difficult to find a photo with their eyes showing as the hair overhangs them as it grows out.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bobo Sit! in progress

Bobo Sit!-in progress
14"x18" on colorfixed watercolor paper

Another update on Bobo. The grass is in progress and he found a stick! Looks messy right now!
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bobo Sit!

Bobo Sit!
14"x11" on Colorfixed Primed Watercolor Paper

Here is Bobo! I started with the main focus Bobo, to make sure that I get his personality right before moving on to the background and to keep my hands out of the dust. Black dogs are ......very hard to paint!
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Bobo Sketch

Bobo 12"x9" on canson smooth side paper

This is a sketch for a commissioned painting of Bobo who passed away in 2010. I combined several photos together to get him into a full sit for him. He is Black lab and Dalmatian mix.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

AppleJack

9"x12" Pastel on smooth sided Canson Pastel Paper

It's been a long time since I have painted, and it felt so good to get dusty again! Still trying to get used to wearing the new glasses, but my eyes are finally calming down and I can see to paint!

This is my first real horse portrait and I have been worried about doing it. It took about 2 hours to draw it in with vine charcoal and paint.

Thanks for looking,
Betsy
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