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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tara and Her Christmas Painting

I finished the painting for our Christmas card tonight. This is a painting of our sheltie, Tara. As you can see, she was a very reluctant model for this picture - she was not a happy camper:) You should know though, that she is the sweetest tempered little thing and patiently put up with my actions to get the photograph. She hates that Santa hat - probably because it pushes her ears out and makes her look like the flying nun. The painting is small - 7" x 5", and it is painted on Canson watercolor paper on the smooth side. It is cold-pressed and I used an assortment of different watercolors trying to attain her particular sable color - she is much lighter and golden than most shelties and it is hard to mix that particular color. Well - now it is time to design the card on my Print Shop Pro Publisher and that means there will be a trip to Staples for envelopes and card stock sometime this week.

6 comments:

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

This is such a delightful card! I am sure those on your list will enjoy receiving it, lucky them!

In addition to being a great idea for your card this year, it is very well painted. I am stuck in neutral regarding our card this year, haven't painted anything for that yet.

Vicki Greene said...

What a wonderful card! Tara thinks she should get extra treats for being such a great model.

Krista Hasson said...

This is adorable, great painting and great card!

RHCarpenter said...

Looks great but I can imagine Tara's response, even if she's a gentle thing :) Poor cats and dogs and what we do to them! haha
I think it will be a great card and it is well painted.

Barbara Sailor said...

Susan, Vicki, Krista and Rhonda: Thanks so much for your positive comments. I plan to print it tonight - I visited Staples after school today! Yes - Tara did receive some extra treats for being such a good girl!

Barbara Sailor said...

Susan, Vicki, Krista and Rhonda: Thanks so much for your positive comments. I plan to print it tonight - I visited Staples after school today! Yes - Tara did receive some extra treats for being such a good girl!