View Full Version : WDE Aug 19 It wuz 'ere, I know it wuz 'ere! WIP +/- MI

08-19-2005, 07:58 PM
2 hours Pastel on Wallis 12x9

08-19-2005, 08:51 PM
I thought that was the reference photo when it came up!!!! Gorgeous! Absolutely stunning, I have to send a copy of this thread to my aunt (Buster's mom!).
tons of clappies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

08-19-2005, 08:57 PM
Beautiful....I like the wetness of the fur on his back.

08-19-2005, 09:21 PM
As if the dog weren't good enough, you put in such wonderful reflections.

08-19-2005, 11:21 PM
Perfect. What else is there to say? Oh, my...

08-19-2005, 11:23 PM
Oh wow! I can hear the splashes...

Flame Lily
08-20-2005, 12:06 AM
Brilliant :clap: I especially love the water, just fabulous!

08-20-2005, 01:23 AM
just beautiful!

08-20-2005, 03:39 AM
It's enough to make a beginner cry! And the water!! Beautiful. Congratulations.:clap::clap::clap::clap:


Pine Cone
08-20-2005, 03:46 AM
You can feel the water on his face! A happy, excellent image indeed.

Emma Rose
08-20-2005, 03:50 AM
Ahhhhh. I want reach out and stroke him. Gorgeous. Only two hours....boy you put me to shame. Fab I love him.


08-20-2005, 04:00 AM
Simply gorgeous ! :clap: :clap: :clap:
This is a winner. Get out the frame.

08-20-2005, 05:03 AM
Hardly anything to add to the other posts.
The water. The reflections. Impressive, gorgeous!

Bye, Marie

08-20-2005, 06:00 AM
Oh so beautiful Deidre, I want to paint Buster too but too difficult, he must be looking at the fish.

08-20-2005, 06:01 AM
Gosh! Nicole, Angelcat, Connie, Diahn, Christie, Lily, Connie, Robyn, Pine Cone, Em, Bill & Marie...thank you all very much indeed...it's appreciated! :D

HRH Goldie
08-20-2005, 11:26 AM
BRILLIANT, ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Sid and I have had goldens all of our lives and showed them and bred them and I can say he loves your painting! You have caught their energy, vitality, sheer zest for life and that wonderful kindness of expression. What more can we say? Not a bean. :wink2:

08-20-2005, 11:55 AM
Dee, All I can say is WoW!!! and lotsa of:clap: :clap: :clap: tyree

08-20-2005, 12:22 PM
He's perfect Deirdre and I just love the reflections. His expresion is priceless as well :clap: :clap: :clap:

Charlie's Mum
08-20-2005, 12:44 PM
I am :envy: :envy: :envy:
and think this is

(slinking back to easel to have enormous re-think on own work .......) :crying:

08-20-2005, 05:06 PM
Christine, Tyree, Steph & Maureen...thank you very much! I've just done a bit more - to finish him...so I can start another!

08-20-2005, 05:49 PM
Beautiful colors and expressive strokes :clap: I really like the reflections and details like whiskers and dripping water.


08-21-2005, 12:16 AM
That is some amazing pastel work! Pats on the back for you!

08-21-2005, 12:35 AM
I also love how you handled the water and the reflection, but then you look at the land in the background and it is fabulous too! Simple but effective! :clap:

08-21-2005, 05:13 AM
Reese, Redwine & Elaine...than you very much...you are too kind! :wink2:

08-21-2005, 05:28 AM
Hey Diedre :clap: i just love everything about this,Buster sure looks wet :clap: terrific pastel work through out especially in the water and reflections :clap:

08-21-2005, 11:31 AM
Thanks Guillie...you're very kind! I've done a quickie this time...1 and a half hours...pastel on wallis 12 x 9

08-21-2005, 11:35 AM
Love the title :D Both of these are excellent renderings.

08-21-2005, 12:04 PM
wow now thats a wet dog allright! i can almost smell that fur from here! love the reflections and the drips on his ears!


08-21-2005, 12:15 PM
Deirdre terrific Buster! The photo was so good I had to do him too but couldn't do it justice. YOu certainly have! I like your horse too. That is soft pastels right?

08-21-2005, 12:38 PM
Thanks Helen, Leah & Sherry! Your comments are most welcome! :D
I've done a bit more to the horse...not a lot, just a little! :evil:

08-21-2005, 01:49 PM
ooh hadnt seen the horse! lovely work Deirdre! (always hard to stop isnt it! ;) )


HRH Goldie
08-21-2005, 03:55 PM
Sid loves the golden and had his face squashed up to the monitor lol.
Horse is great too but the winner this week has to be Goldie! :D Hey my name too!!!!!!! Now you know where the screen name came from. :wink2:

08-21-2005, 04:28 PM
Love both of them Deidre, I download them to look at it closer, to learn from you. :clap: :clap: :clap:

08-21-2005, 04:39 PM
Leah, Christine & Joanna...thank you all! Joanna...whaddya doing? :eek: It's rubbish up close! :evil:
Christine...Should have known! :wink2: I drew it because of Saffey...my Yellow Lab! :D

08-21-2005, 05:44 PM
The horse is great, but Buster is absolutely wonderful! Those waves are just perfect. In fact, everyone do the wave for Deirdre, cuz she's so good at them! :D

:wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:

08-21-2005, 05:51 PM
Thank you Mike! I'll have to wave back now! :wave: :p :wave: :p :wave: :p :wave: :p :D

08-22-2005, 09:03 AM
It's enough to make a beginner cry! And the water!! Beautiful. Congratulations.:clap::clap::clap::clap:


I agree - I wanted to do this (the Golden) but knew I couldn't even come close! Then I see know how I should have done the horse! Nice crop!
Great job Deirdre!

08-22-2005, 11:48 AM
I agree, great crop on Dolly!!!!!!! I hadn't thought of that myself!!
I haven't yet, but will have to asap, email a pic of your finished Buster to my aunt. She'll be tickled pink!!! He's the love of of her life :angel:

08-22-2005, 12:11 PM
The horse is nice, but Buster is terrific.

Flame Lily
08-22-2005, 02:26 PM
Very nice work on the horse :clap:
for the update on the dog... WOW, my eyes can't open any wider :eek: Really great :clap:

08-22-2005, 02:37 PM
Looks like you're on a roll this week Deirdre. They're both so lively, just the way animal pictures should be.

08-23-2005, 05:34 PM
Deirdre, I really like your horse, but I love Buster!!! You're reflections are to die for and your colours are nice and crisp!!! Beautiful job!

08-23-2005, 07:17 PM
You sure know how to work 'em pastels Dee! Kudos on both pieces~ :clap: :clap: ~ Lissa

08-24-2005, 03:28 AM
Loads of clappies Deirdre. Your work always amazes me. These are so bold and vibrant!!

08-24-2005, 07:58 AM
Barbara, Nicole, Joy, Lily, Cindy, Sharlene, Lissa & Marie-Dom...thank you all so much for your kind comments! It's much appreciated!! :D :wave:

08-24-2005, 08:18 AM
Excellent dog in the water. Its just so life-like. Great expression and wet wet wet water!!

08-24-2005, 10:21 AM
Even the 2 hour sketch looked great the more finished piece looks really nice. It has a really loose feel yet still keeps a lot of the detail.

Charlie's Mum
08-24-2005, 11:11 AM
Nice Dolly!

I think that what I like about your pastels is the way they look like paint - lol! - you may not like that comment Dee, but I think they're great!!!!!!
here's the wave
:wave: :wave::wave: :wave: :wave:
and the claps
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: (learnt to copy/paste y'know!!!!!!!!;))

08-24-2005, 11:32 AM

I just realized I missed your thread this weekend which I didn't mean to because you're is usually one of the first I look at.

What I see is another beautiful pastel from your hand. :clap: :clap:


08-25-2005, 08:32 AM
June, Sam, Maureen & Kathy...thank you! You really are too kind! :wink2: But I appreciate it! :D

08-26-2005, 04:30 PM
I love the colours in his coat Deirdre, it's beautiful :clap: :clap: :clap: