Thursday, July 09, 2009

Golden Retrievers finished

Cody
Copyright Laura Hardie 2009

After my usual tweaking of bits here and there and adding the final touches I’m now happy to call Cody finished. It’s been a while in the making but hopefully, after seeing both dogs together in the completed portrait, the wait has been worth it for their owner.

Gypsy and Cody
16x12 Coloured Pencil
Copyright Laura Hardie 2009

I’m taking time out from the drawing board for the next couple of weeks and giving my pencils a rest, as it is my ‘holidays’. Sadly I’m not going somewhere hot and exotic, or anywhere nice for that matter, just simply taking a break – we all need one now and then as I'm sure you'll agree. Not sure if I can call it a proper break though as I’m hoping to spend some time on the business side of things like marketing and updating my website – the kind of things that need doing but are always pushed to one side. I will of course be doing them at a leisurely pace, as it is my holidays after all.

24 comments:

Teresa Mallen said...

When I look at these dogs I think ahhhh... :-) Really beautiful work! Congrats on finishing before your holidays.

Have a fantastic break. Spoil yourself and do lots of fun things. Not too much of that marketing and website updating. Now fun doesn't have to be expensive or exotic. One of the items on my fun list is to try making a sparkly bead, wire - thing (I am aiming for a hanging mobile sort of 'thing'). I saw one in someone's funky garden and so I went and bought some beads. I have no idea how to do this but it will be fun. LOL Maybe a trip to a local craft store would generate a 'fun' project?? No matter what you get up to, have a wonderful holiday!!!

Colette Theriault said...

Laura, they are absolutely stunning! Take time to enjoy your well deserved break.

Grahame Butler said...

beautiful work, enjoy your break, I look forward to seeing you back at the drawing board in a few weeks time..

Dors said...

A superb job Laura as always.
The owners will be so thrilled I'm sure.

Jennifer Rose said...

aww I just want to hug them :D wonderful job on them, they look so soft

enjoy your break :D

Paola said...

Great!! It's better than the photo!! Brava Laura!! I love your work!! Ciao! Paola

Jesús Belly 3114 said...

Marvelous!!!

Laurene said...

So incredibly soft! I love the blue-silver tone in Cody face. Congrats!

Laura said...

Thank you everyone, as always your comments are much appreciated:)I'm looking forward to my break and keeping everything crossed the weather isn't too bad:)

Hi Teresa, spoiling myself sounds good but normally it ends up costing me money:)I'm definately going to have some fun though and only hope the weather is good to me. Your sparkly bead mobile sounds very interesting and I hope you'll be showing us it on your blog when it's all done:)

Laura said...

Laura,

I feel so lucky to have such a beautiful portrait of my dogs. This is truly awesome. Thank you SO much.

Laura

Dors said...

Hi Laura.
I have a gift for you on my blog if you would like to collect it.


Hugs
Dors.

Judy said...

Soft fur and even softer expressions! Laura - you've made a great job of these gorgeous dogs. Enjoy your well-earned rest!

Laura said...

Hi Laura, Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog - I really am delighted you are happy with your portrait:)

Hi Dors, Thank you so much for this:) I will now have to go away and think up 7 interesting things about me - could take some time:-D

Hi Judy, Thank you:) Totally agree with you in that they are gorgeous dogs.

Erik said...

Wow, these are beautiful.
Enjoy your holiday but don't forget to come back soon.

Laura said...

Thank you Erik - and welcome to my blog:)

My holiday is going far too quickly for my liking but then isn't that always the way - and it's rained virtually the whole way through!

wildlifeart said...

Just found your blog - superb artwork - going to look at the older posts now :)

Jason
wildlife artist

Laura said...

Thank you Jason - I am a big fan of your work (bought your CD:)) so your comment means a lot to me. Wish I could get my brush to do what yours does:-D

Gary Keimig said...

Wow laura! This came out really wonderful.

sue said...

Excellent work as usual Laura.
I'm testing to see if this works as I hope to start my own blog but not sure if I've worked things out properly. Such a technophobe!!

Laura said...

Thank you Gary, so pleased you like it:)

Hi Sue and welcome to the world of blogging:)Just had a quick look at your blog and everything seems to be working as it should - will definately keep popping in to see what you are up to:-D

Highton-Ridley said...

And beautiful they are, too you've really caught the character.

"JeanneG" said...

Hey that's been one long two weeks. Where are you? Missing you as you are missing in action.

Tessab said...

Ihave just been linked to your blog by a friend as I have a goldie. Your potraits are absolutely stunning, thank you for sharing.

Artpencil Radisch said...

your artworks are wonderful!