Friday, July 23, 2010

Puppies and Miniature Painting- Doe and Fawn

Time for an update. I just finished this piece yesterday. Now to let it cure before I varnish it. It is a traditional miniature, acrylic on board.

Evening Stroll
3.5"x5.5"

Here is a close up of the doe and fawn- being a true miniature you can enlarge it and it still looks good. I've had it fairly large on my computer screen and it holds up to that. :-)


The puppies are growing like weeds- all except for my little tiny fellow. He went over the rainbow bridge 3 nights ago. It was very hard after doing so much with him, but when you breed these little guys you know it happens. So it wasn't unexpected. The others though are doing wonderfully well and so fun to cuddle. Trying to get a photo of them can be tough! Wiggle, wiggle.

This one and the black one are Widget's babies- just over 2 weeks old. This little girl opened her eyes 3 days early! That's a first for me, never had one open them early before.





This little gal is the "complainer"- I could NOT get a photo of her face being held or of her full body. It was all I could do to get a photo at all- she just cries and wiggles so much you just get a blur. But what a sweet face it is!


This last girl is Pooka's baby. She's 3 days younger than Widget's girls. Very quiet, very self-satisfied. :-)

11 comments:

Marie Theron said...

Your miniature are truly remarkable, Andre!

Gail Hayton said...

Wow, love the minis all!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Your painting is really delightful Carol - beautiful colours and lighting and your little family of Chihuahua's is delightful too!!! How thrilled you must feel as you hold each tiny pup!!!

Carol Moore said...

Beautiful work Carol! I love the colors and the way you have captured the lighting amongst the shrubbery. And the puppies are so adorable. :)

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Carol!... Ihave enjoyed my firts visit to your lovely site!

I was touched by your words left at my site and couldn't resist visiting to learn more about "You"... your own art... and your ideas.

Your miniature is a jewel in quality and technique- very rich colour... texture and a wonderful composition!

I'll be back to check in on your work!

Good painting...and puppy work!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

Mona said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your little puppy Carol.
Beautiful new work.

Tracy Hall said...

Beautiful deer Carol. The puppies look gorgeous - so sorry to hear about the little chap who didn't make it though.

Carol Andre' said...

My gosh, I'm waaay behind! Thank you Marie, Gail, Karen, Carol, Bruce, Mona, and Tracy.
Yes, it was hard to lose my "baby", but one knows these things happen with these tiny ones- I actually think mama may have accidentally smothered him! Will never know for sure. Perhaps it's for the best- I was wondering if I could sell such a tiny dog safely, so was considering keeping him! Shhh... don't tell hubby! Heeheehee...

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Great new mini Carol, and great background! : ) Sorry about your puppy. The new ones are so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

naturegirl said...

I love reading your blog! Sorry to hear about the puppy. The paintings look great as usual!

Carol Andre' said...

Thanks Barbara and Victoria! Much appreciated! Victoria- I love your blog and your photos, etc. on FB. I'm always a bit envious of all that nature you get to live with and the horseback riding...