Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Rat Terrier Portrait (Marnie V's Hawk,) completed!


Here is Marnie V's Hawk, completed. 8 x 10" acrylic on Ampersand Gessoboard. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I honestly believe that, as artists, what you create has to mean something to you before it can mean anything to anyone else.

And as much as I love all dogs, you know I just adore Ratties!

I hope you enjoyed following the progress of this painting, thank you for all your encouraging comments along the way. I made my very first YouTube video with the WIP shots:

18 comments:

Bijou said...

Hi Kathleen,

Your painting of Hawk is just AWESOME! His human is gonna LOVE it.

Wags & wiggles,
Bijou

Colette Theriault said...

Wow, that is really nice Kathleen. I always look forward to seeing your artwork.
Colette

Train Wreck said...

Yes it is true we have to have meaning.It turned out great. I also wanted to thank you for your kind words of comfort.

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

Truly a spectacular piece of work!

Lisa said...

an amazing piece of work Kathleen- you just seem to access 'something' special.......

Totally Timmy said...

Oh it is beautiful. I love the way the background is. The owner is sure to loveit! Awesome youtube btw!

Julia Guthrie said...

totally amazing! I love the life you capture in your paintings of animals :) I consider myself very lucky that I'm going to get a Kathleen coy original of Nimh!! hehe.. as soon as I can get my ass in gear & send you a bunch of photos that is! LOL

Edward Burton said...

Remarkable portrait, Kathleen! Great video too.

gtyyup said...

Fantastic!!! And, I love the YouTube progression...great idea!!

Hawk's mom will be so pleased.

artbyakiko said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Mona said...

Kathleen, this is just a fantastic painting, and congratulations, not only on your first You Tube video, but also on going full-time with your art. Happy Days are here for you!

Sorry I've missed your celebration drawing too! What wonderful choices to choose from.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Gorgeous Kathleen! The colors and depth are incredible! She should be thrilled with the portrait, I would be!

FairiesNest said...

I really love the WIP video! How fun to see the progression and what a marvelous likeness!

Kathleen Coy said...

Thank you so much, everyone! I really appreciate your feedback.

Nikki said...

Another beautiful creation! Hawk's mom is going to love it!!

Gary Keimig said...

Just checked out your blog. Love the way you put it together.
Keep up the good work

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Beautiful! I can definitely see the love you have for this breed.

Kathleen Coy said...

Thank you Nikki, she is very excited to see it in person!

Gary, thank you for the compliment on my blog!

Thanks Melody, yes I adore these little dogs!