Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Latest commission - first stage of Joe the Rat Terrier


This is Joe. He passed away recently at the age of 17. It's so very hard to lose a dear dog, and I love being able to create art for people that honors their pet and gives them a sense that a part of their dog will always be with them.

Joe's owner says he was very serious, very business-like, and very dignified. He looks all that, plus a little stern in this sketch, but his expression should soften up as I start adding color.

So he's all sketched out and ready for paint. The size is 8 x 10 inches.

10 comments:

Jacque said...

It's looking good. Joe sounds a little like how Lyle was. Give Joe's mom my sympathies.

Jacque

sam said...

I dont think they could have chosen a better person to paint a rat terrier Kathleen, looking forward to it)

Julia Guthrie said...

I think you've already captured all of those elements of his personality in that sketch :) Its gonna be a good one!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Looks great so far. Can't believe he lived to 17, wow!

Kelly Schulz said...

Hi Kathleen! I just love seeing your new work. Animals are one of my favorite subjects to paint and draw.

Dean Grey said...

Kathleen!

I can't wait to see what you do with Joe!

What a wonderful way to honor man's best friend!

-Dean

Carolee said...

Looks like you're capturing him perfectly - what a beautiful fellow!

I agree, it's such a blessing to honor someone's beloved companion with a painting. Just knowing that a piece of your art offers comfort is beyond words...

~ Carolee

Bijou said...

Hi Kat,

We can't wait to see how Joe turns out! It sounds like he was a very sweet & special Rattie.

Waggles,
Bijou

artbyakiko said...

Great sketch! Looking forward to seeing its progress.

ISHAN said...

Wow that great sketches and keep up the good work..........