Sunday, 26 January 2014

Ruffin

 Pastel on Clairefontaine Pastelmat, 12 x 9 inches

I rarely do pet portraits these days, but this is Ruffin, and he is a surprise present. Ruffin is a Border Terrier and is very much a typical member of the breed, with a rugged, scruffy coat, boundless energy and packed with the sheer indomitable spirit of being alive on this planet.  This is what I desperately wanted to capture with this painting and I think I've just about got him.


12 comments:

  1. He is perfect Peter, you have definitely captured the spirit of the dog. He looks as if he is ready to leap into action at any moment!

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  2. Oh, my! Looks as if he could bound right out of the painting! Well done!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie - three of you have said the same thing, ha ha!

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  3. Thank you so much Peter! I adore my painting- it is just perfect and I can't stop looking at it. You really have captured Ruffin exquisitely and it looks like he is going to jump out of the painting any minute. Oh and of course he loves it too!
    I really appreciate it and will treasure it forever!

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    1. Thank you Livy - it was my pleasure. Just be careful with him - he might just do that, ha ha! x

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  4. Thank you too darls, I can't tell you how wonderful he is. Thank you for doing that for Livy, she really will treasure it!
    gros Bisous ..hee hee

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    1. Ah, thank you DB, and gros bisous to you too, ha ha!

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  5. What a lovely character - wonderful painting Peter

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    1. Thank you Sue - much appreciated. He really is a character!

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