Friday, April 22, 2011

Paint Party Friday—a Boy—er,uh… Man and his dog


8" x 8" Pencil




Who among us can look at a fluffy, soft as a powder puff little kitten or a sweet sleeping puppy and not get all warm and fuzzy inside?  Even the brawniest and manliest of men cannot at least crack a smile when the little puppy runs to meet him at the door.

This is the same little puppy that chewed the corner of the sofa.  Yes, he is the one who piddled on the floor four times in one day.  And I bet he didn’t make it to dog-hood without chewing up at least one of his owner’s favorite shoes.

This week I decided to sketch my rambunctious little Jack Russell in one of the moments that makes me believe it’s all worthwhile, for dog and husband!

What....the birds are laying already colored eggs?  Happy Easter everyone!!!

ACEO  in Pencil


Be sure to check out all the other wonderful submissions in this week's Paint Party, I sure will!




40 comments:

Heather said...

Cyrstal,
your detail work in the first one is just AMAZING!!!!!! the face on your husband is like a photo - you've captured it so well! you are so good, I hope you know that!!!!!
i like the colored egg, in the nest to! i can get lost in the details of painting nests! so fun!
have a great day my friend!!!!

maddyrose said...

Crystal, these are both amazing pieces. I especially like the first and bet your hubby loves it too. You really do capture the moment in your work. If I had half of your talent I'd be over the moon.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I love the colored bird's eggs--Have a great weekend!

Marlene said...

Crystal, these are both awesome! The first one is so adorable and you caught the emotion perfectly. Love the detail in the nest and the texture of it all. You are very talented.

SHERI C said...

Both works are great but I really enjoyed the colored eggs in the nest! Clever! Happy PPF!

craftattack said...

Love that pic of the boy and his pup! I remember how my place looked after bringing up all 8 puppies of my Scruffy! Happy PPF! Valerie

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!!! these are super pieces....I love them both....but that nest!!! one of my favorites!!!

Happy Good Friday and Happy PPF!!!!

Christine said...

thanks for sharing your wonderful work! The first one captures that bond between man and pet. And happy Easter!

Nelly said...

You have wonderful texture in all of your work. Doesn't everyone have the same stories about puppies...to funny. Very cute idea with the birds nest of colored eggs. Just love your post today!

Lee said...

Crystal - both are great work! Who doesn't love a puppy? Just precious :-)

Missy said...

They're both so wonderful. I LOVE the hair and hoodie on the first one and the eggs are soo pretty and the nest is great!

Gloria said...

Hi Crystal. Love your paintings, both are great pieces. Who couldn't love a puppie. I sure do. Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter and PPF!

Roban Studio said...

Hi Crystal. Loving all your work, and especially the portrait of your husband and puppy. I'll bet your puppy is over the moon cute! Right? How can you be mad at him? I once had a beagle and when he was a pup he chewed a hole in my kitchen floor. Back then it was linoleum, but I couldn't believe he did that!
Have a Happy Easter and give your pup a kiss on the nose from me. :-)

Tammie said...

both are charming and tender. I love that you put one different colored egg in the nest.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I love your style with colored pencil. What a moment you've captured with the puppy and hubs, so special. Is the Easter bunny in the trees now? love it, isn't it great to be an artist who can make anything happen on paper that you want? Happy PPF!

Toni said...

Wonderful attention to detail. The puppy and the hubby, so sweet! And you're right, who doesn't get all warm and fuzzy at the sight of a cute little fur ball?!

Melisa said...

The puppy painting is so, so adorable! I miss when mine were little and cuddly like that. Really pretty eggs, too. That would save a step on Easter morning, LOL.

Sacred Yoli said...

Beautiful. I love the detail on all the light and shading.

Have a wonderful Easter!
Yoli

Pam Tucker said...

Crystal, I LOVE these paintings! The puppy painting is simply amazing. I can't get over all of the detail in this little area. Beautiful work! Your eggs are so colorful. Just gorgeous! :)

Netty said...

Oh wow your hubby and puppy art piece is just perfect, you are so very talented......great nest as well. Happy Easter, Annette x

Kat Sloma said...

What a beautiful moment you captured in the first drawing. And your words describe puppy-hood perfectly! Happy Paint Party Friday!

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy Easter Crystal and thanks for sharing two beautiful works of art! Take Care!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

How sweet, warm, fuzzy this scene is! Awesome detail.

lenoracle said...

Aw that is soooo heartwarming! Love the drawing, fantastic. (Love the eggs too - yay Easter!)

Your work with colored pencil is great, I haven't used them in a while I might pick them up again.

Happy PPF!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love both of these- the contrast between man and pup is wonderful- so tender and your Easter egg nest is fab!
Gorgeous work- as always!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Anne said...

Lovely drawing of your husband and dog. So sweet.

And your nest is lovely.

peggy gatto said...

So fresh, love your style!

Annabelle said...

Ah, yes the beauty of life and it's foils ......we must look at the bright side of things, really! Adore the first picture, very connecting with what is truly important.You captured it beautifully and the nest as well ...Happy Easter : )

Kristin Dudish said...

Such beautiful pieces :)

It is definitely a good thing those mischievous critters are so cute!

You have some very talented birds too ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!
xo
Kristin

angelself said...

Aw, your portrait is the sweetest. Excellent and realistic, those details on the hands are gorgeous..and puppy is precious!! Kathryn

Leovi said...

Great colors and delicious, I love them both, both the portrait and eggs. Greetings

Andrea C said...

fantastic work, how very talented you are x

Pointy Pix said...

This is adorable! I can see the puppy love coming out of the picture! I love your desctiption of all the little things puppies do that puppy parents tolerate because of the wonderful rewards and unconditional love we get in return!

Happy Easter.

Lynn Stevens said...

This just makes me go AWE..... nothing sweeter then a pup and a tender moment with the master. your colored eggs are awesome too!
Have a lovely easter

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow....Love it..Gorgeous work...stunning..the dog is so adorable...and the eggs are gorgeous..shine on..beautiful work!
Victoria~

EVA said...

Love the man and adorable puppy!

And beautiful nest!!

Carrie'sCreations said...

Beautiful works Crystal!! Love the portrait, so Norman Rockwell!! And what festive birdies you have in your hood:)

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Happy Easter, Crystal. Really wonderful work, as usual. I love the back story too. You are so right, we love them despite all the naughtiness. You magically captured such a loving and tender moment.
I love the colored bird eggs. We have some tiny house wrens nesting in an empty flower pot in my courtyard - not colorful eggs but fun to peek in and watch nature unfold. It is humbling to me - the beauty in watching them. I am in awe of the simple beauty of their nest. How do they get it so smooth inside?

Heather said...

I am a little late this week. Better a little late then never! Right!
Your pieces are wonderful!!! I love the little puppy! So cute. And your nest is so clever!!

ger chouinard said...

LOVE both your PPF pieces! Like to visit your blog. Easter eggs are awesome. I'll be back soon! Thx for the inspiration.

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