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Chia
04-13-2009, 05:42 PM
After the mind-numbing effort on my last painting (the funny pages) I felt like popping off something quick & easy, so managed to complete four small pieces in as many days. Here's a couple of them. I've never attempted dogs before, but found them most enjoyable. The Boston Terrier is 8x8 on cradled wood panel & the "Weiner Dog" (can't write that without a smile on my face:lol: ) is Henry, my cousin's pup & will be a surprise gift for her. That one is 10x10 on canvas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Apr-2009/137335-bterrier_sml.jpg


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Apr-2009/137335-Henry_small.jpg

gaykir
04-13-2009, 05:48 PM
Coralie the terrier is cute but that weiner dog is precious. I don't know how you managed but you actually captured that puppy look. Your friend will be delighted!

biddlebeach
04-13-2009, 06:19 PM
Coralie the terrier is cute but that weiner dog is precious. I don't know how you managed but you actually captured that puppy look. Your friend will be delighted!No Kidding! great job!:clap:

howyadoin
04-13-2009, 06:47 PM
The first one's good. The second one is awesome.

Chia
04-13-2009, 06:58 PM
Thanks Gayle, Mary & Howya! Yeah, I like the second one best too - probably because the first was from a photo ref of an anonymous dog. I've met Henry though, so was more invested in the painting. Very nice of y'all to comment!

JStoltz
04-13-2009, 07:20 PM
Your cousin will love that painting; what a nice gift! Great job!

Jeff

~~Kathleen
04-13-2009, 07:33 PM
How wonderful these paintings are.
Who can resist those dark brown eyes and over sized paws of a pup?:heart:
The terrier is just waiting for his treat.
You do animals well Coralie....Very well.
~~Kathleen

RPut
04-13-2009, 07:39 PM
Just adorable!!!

Lady Carol
04-13-2009, 10:37 PM
What fun. How cute. They can come visit my kitties any day as I am sure they would behave.

tonyjazz
04-13-2009, 11:16 PM
Cuties! Love the perspective used. Looks like a series here Chia!

nurciuoli
04-13-2009, 11:38 PM
Being a weiner owner, I am partial to the second. Love the puppy look you captured so well.

susme48
04-13-2009, 11:50 PM
Coralie the terrier is cute but that weiner dog is precious. I don't know how you managed but you actually captured that puppy look. Your friend will be delighted!

I so agree...and it seems like everyone else does too!!

Chia
04-14-2009, 12:05 AM
Thanks for the nice comments Jeff & Kathleen & Ruthie & Carol & Tony! Carol, I'm sure these guys would be exceptionally well behaved - thanks for the invite! And Tony, I can't promise a series... I think I have ADD... can't seem to hold a train of thought for long! Thanks for the encouragement though!

maverick
04-14-2009, 12:08 AM
Great paintings! It makes you wonder what dogs are thinking when they look at you like that.

maverick
04-14-2009, 12:11 AM
And Tony, I can't promise a series... I think I have ADD... can't seem to hold a train of thought for long!

Me also, and how true that is. I have extreme trouble committing to commissions. And a series isn't planned, it just happens. If I plan one, it's a series of one.

Just keep painting dogs when you feel like it.

Chia
04-14-2009, 12:13 AM
Whoops, didn't see the page 2...
Thanks Nancie! Lucky you, weiner dogs are so cute and they make me smile - partly because they always remind me of Farside cartoons.
Thanks Susan! My cousin doesn't know this is coming so the pressure was off. If it hadn't worked out I could have painted over it ... come to think of it, this was painted over one of my dismal failures. Sure feels good to breathe new life into a discard.

Chia
04-14-2009, 12:16 AM
Thanks Maverick!
Me also, and how true that is. I have extreme trouble committing to commissions. And a series isn't planned, it just happens. If I plan one, it's a series of one.
Yup, that pretty much nails how it is for me too!

arl
04-14-2009, 07:01 AM
Beautiful work.

Lulu
04-14-2009, 07:27 AM
gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!!
ADD here too!:lol:

mek42
04-14-2009, 08:09 AM
That dachshund is a real cutie! You've done a great job of capturing the breed.

PattiLou
04-14-2009, 08:19 AM
Ahh, and here I am without a treat. You do dogs good.

noodle1
04-14-2009, 10:48 AM
Both charming and wonderfully done, you nailed them both..excellent!

Elaine

LavenderFrost
04-14-2009, 12:28 PM
Awwww, they are both so cute! And so well done.

C_Line
04-14-2009, 02:14 PM
Okay now you know which one I'm partial to! Looks like Zoe...what's not to love?

loobyteacher
04-14-2009, 02:23 PM
absolutely the best!!

Charlie's Mum
04-14-2009, 05:31 PM
Well Coralie, for not usually painting dogs I'd say you've found a rich seam to be mined!

Love the bold treatment and no doubting what breeds these are.

More please! :D

yarddog
04-14-2009, 09:13 PM
they are both adorable....I'm personally fond of weiners....
but the little terrier is so demanding my attention.......yd

Chia
04-14-2009, 11:26 PM
Well thanks so much folks! I'm glad there's some votes out there for the terrier too - he was getting a little miffed...:wink2: Those little dogs always make me smile too - love the perky ears & big googly eyes :eek: ! I like the look of pugs too... and chihuahuas... oh, and those Chinese Crested dogs are sooo funny. I met a lady with one of those once - she let me pet his naked skin... such a strange sensation! Hmm, there may be more canines in the works after all. I don't have a dog of my own, so will have to borrow.:)

howyadoin
04-14-2009, 11:39 PM
Thanks Gayle, Mary & Howya! Yeah, I like the second one best too - probably because the first was from a photo ref of an anonymous dog. I've met Henry though, so was more invested in the painting.Absolutely. That's why the personality comes shining through.

lilbelle
04-15-2009, 01:12 AM
Oh wow, I love both of these Coralie! They are so cute and made me smile! Great job!

Breton
04-15-2009, 09:01 AM
Oh. My. God. They are so precious!!! Great work!

jimmy4u
04-15-2009, 12:25 PM
Great angles and expressions! Very cute!

PainterDeb
04-16-2009, 08:03 PM
Love the expression in their eyes! I want to throw them a doggie treat....excellent work!

Graphite09
04-16-2009, 08:21 PM
I love the wiener dog...so cute! The boston terrier's eyes look a bit skewed. Very nice though!!!