Friday, December 6, 2013

New Pet Portrait -- Murphy

8" x 10"
(watercolor on aquabord)

I recently had the privilege of painting Murphy for his owners who miss him terribly.  It was a tough one for me -- both emotionally (anyone with pets will understand why) and technically -- I wanted to get him "just right" - capturing his beautiful essence. Much of his likeness depended on the direction and "clumpage" of his fur, not to mention those soulful eyes. I hope I did him justice. 

On a brighter note and update -- Murphy's family has two new pups now, keeping them very busy. They are the same breed as Murphy and are proving to be quite the characters!  They are beautiful.  :)


  1. Kara - beautiful painting of Murphy...I am sure the owners will remember this lovely pooch and appreciate the fact that you painted him so well.

  2. I think you definitely have, wonderful painting.


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