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Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Sister's Pups

Here's what else I made my sis for Christmas this year: portraits of her beloved dogs, Maggie and Zoey.
These are painted with acrylic paints on 4" by 4" boards, and then sanded on the edges. The knobs are by Tim Holtz, and the feet are bead caps.

Here's Maggie in real life:
And her portrait:
And her portrait:
I am by no means the best painter, but I think there's some resemblance, and my sister seemed to really like them, so I'm happy with that.


  1. Wow! I'm impressed with your painting skills! Those came out great!

  2. Your paintings are awesome! Do you use any sort of retarder when you paint? I just tried my hand at acrylic painting this winter and had a heck of a time trying to blend colors.

  3. Thanks for your nice comments, everyone!

    @QuirkieCraft: I don't use a retarder; I mix the color separately and then keep layering the paint and redoing things until I feel I just can't make things any better.

  4. These are so charming, and will surely will be treasured. Many years ago my sister painted a minature of my horses; I shall always keep it.


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