Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Why Not A Little Doggy Painting?

I can't believe it's been so long since my last post. Easter gone and now Mother's Day. I have been dolly making, but it's been a slow process I'm afraid. I'm making a bear to go with my Izzy style doll but having trouble getting small enough bear joints ...... so I thought I'd do a little portrait of my Cavalier Mr Darcy (every woman needs a Mr Darcy in their lives at some time).
My darling husband took these amazing shots of Darcy, making me wonder why can't I do that when photographing my dolls! Isn't he just the cutest??? What you can't see are his de-stuffed, eyeless or headless toys.

I thought a lovely watercolour but on what?? ...... fabric, canvas, ivorine. I'll keep you posted ...... regularly ........ promise.

In the meantime, to warm up my rusty portrait painting fingers I thought I'd try my hand at making small Pug dog cushions (approx 2 to 3" in size) to go with other Izzys for the future - I'm going to watercolour these onto fabric and then slightly age them.

I have no plans this weekend - the first since returning from Sydney just after Easter, so I plan to use it to paint the Pugs. I'll say a little prayer to the camera fairies that the photos look as great as Mr D.


  1. Oh my...look at that face. The expression in the eyes is priceless. I would love to see you do a painting of your puppy.


  2. Linda, how small do you need the joints? You know I have ALL sizes!Gorgeous pic of Mr D :)