Friday, 28 December 2012

Sketching the little visitor



With family visiting over Christmas I got a new subject for my sketching....little Hamish the cocker spaniel

playing in the garden



whispers with grandad



playing with his squirrel rope toy


Today I'm linking with

(with many thanks to Eva & Kristin)



49 comments:

  1. They are great but we like the last one best. Have a fabulous Friday Ann.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thanks Molly....I think Hamish enjoyed being sketched :)

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  2. You've captured so much in these sketches- such feeling and playfulness! Happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn....I'm okay sketching this busy little chap so long as he stays still some of the time..lol.

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  3. Hamish looks adorable!! Love the little squirrel toy!! Dogs do love their toys!!

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    1. ....and he is very possessive over them too. lol :)

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  4. Great little sketches. Hamish looks a very happy, playful dog and a joy to have around.

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    1. He is playful, in fact we think he must be fitted with a Duracel battery sometimes, he just keeps going and going....

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  5. Absolutely a delight !! Have a splendid 2013!

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    1. Thank you Ritu - Good wishes to you for 2013.

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  6. Aw gorgeous!! You captured his bouncy playfulness perfectly!

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  7. Great sketches - lovely line work, great movement and very lively! <3 Happy PPF!

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  8. Wonderful portraits of little Hamish the cocker spaniel!!
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    Happy PPF and Happy New Year!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  9. Oh what a cutie, love your painting! Happy PPF and Happy New Year!

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  10. what sweet sketches! I love all dogs but am partial to cockers :)Happy PPF!

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  11. What a great addition to your family!!! I'm sure we will be seeing a lot more wonderful sketches of him.

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    1. ...Hamish is bound to pop into some of my sketches Joan, especially when he visits us, which is quite often :)

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  12. All very sweet sketches...and all telling a story :-)

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  13. Wonderful drawings! Hamish is beautiful. So is squirrel toy! :) These drawings truly brightened an overcast December afternoon. Thank you so much.

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    1. Thanks Mary, actually Doing the drawings brightened an overcast day here too, if only it would stop raining here these days! lol

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  14. Marvelous and very 'zen' like ~ just an adorable little dog ^_^

    Happy New Year to You ~ A Creative Harbor aka ~ ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

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    1. ....yes, Hamish is adorable (well, most of the time!) lol :)

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  15. Ann I love your style used in. These sweet drawing/paintings! HPPF!

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  16. Beautiful!
    Wishing you a blessed new year!
    Robert

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    1. Thank you Robert - Happy New Year to you.

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  17. Awww...he's adorable. Did he come visit with one of your children?

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    1. ...He is annie, well most of the time.lol. yes, he belongs to our daughter Lil, who incidentally has just started a blog for her horse, April on

      www.pinkhorsestudio.blogspot.co.uk

      (I know, the name is very like Robin's, however, I have checked that Robin doesn't mind and she is fine with it. Such is the power of having such a great blogging friend).



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  18. Hamish looks like he's full of fun! And trouble!
    Went to the panto yesterday.... Snow White. So funny. The little boys loved it. Blog about it soon!

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    1. You are so right Shammickite...Hamish is fun and trouble rolled into one! The Panto sounds like it was a great success. I quite like Panto's myself but don't get to them these days:( Looking forward to your post about Snow White.

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  19. Priceless sketches of Hamish!

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  20. What wonderful sketches Ann. I like your lovely loose style and these bring back memories of when my dogs were this age. Love them!

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    1. Thank you John. Hamish, when he visits, and William make such great subjects, especially when I'm searching for something to draw :)

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  21. These little paintings are so, so cute...and remind me of the illustrations in a vintage children's book I received for Christmas. The book is called 'What Do You Think?' and the author/illustrator is Rainey Bennett. If you have an opportunity to search for his work, I think you might like it. :)

    Wishing you all the best in 2013, Ann! Thank you for always being such a friend to our blog.

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    1. Thank you so much, nice that you like my sketches. I haven't heard of Rainey Bennett but will look up the name and
      Have a read. Happy New Year to all of you and hope 2013 will be very good to you.

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  22. The puppy paintings are adorable. Blessings, Janet PPF Happy New Year

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    1. Thanks Janet - Happy New Year :)

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  23. Sooo friggin' cute!!! Wonderful drawings. Happy New Year.

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    1. Lol - Happy New Year Nora, may it be a very good one :)

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  24. These are so fresh and lively - I love them. With your sense of humour I bet you enjoyed painting his little bum red on the first one!

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    1. ...I did Julie, he is such a little cutey :)

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  25. Happy New Year, Ann, to you and your family. I loved the sketches, especially that last one. It is simply adorable.

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