Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wharf

Well this is my first contribution to the Art for Animals blog.

His name is Wharf and he comes from the Hout Bay based organisation, DARG (Domestic Animal Rescue Group). I don't know very much about Wharf, but from his
name would imagine he was found wandering round the docks.

DARG have a policy of never putting a healthy animal down and as a result, there are a few dogs and cats who have been staying at the centre for some time. Wharf is one of them, a sweet faced eldery dog who is looking for a home to retire to. Hopefully my little painting will help him find his 'forever' place in the sun!

33 comments:

Megha Chhatbar said...

You did a beautiful job! The colors and especially its mouth shows how much effort you have put in...Well Done..:)

Janelle Goodwin said...

You rendered his sweet personality perfectly. I so hope he gets adopted!

sanjeev joshi said...

hi liz, lovely drawing. i would love to work in oils but only when i retire and have plenty of time to spend!And i dont plan to retire at all,as i lead a semiretired life anyway.How long do you take to do this painting?
Well we just saved a test!! now we are looking foraward to ipl in sa.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Megha, thank you for your kind words. I hope to meet Wharf when I take the painting through to DARG.


He does look sweet Janelle! He has kind eyes. I hope the painting helps with his adoption. Thank you.

Art with Liz said...

Hello there Sanjeev! Thanks for the compliment! I hope you try your hand at oils one day. In total time I would say it took me about 5 to 6 hours, but I did it over two days.

That was a narrow escape in NZ! Are you coming here for the IPL? I need to phone and find out about tickets for the opening ceremony and games which are all being held here at Newlands. Not a 20/20 fan but can't miss this one.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Liz, You are so good at animals! He has such a sweet face...surely this portrait will do it for him!!

Charlene Brown said...

Liz, you've done a wonderful painting of a dog with a great smile!

r garriott said...

Wharf is very sweet! Lovely handling of the paint.

Cathy Gatland said...

You have a real gift for painting dogs, Liz - he's gorgeous - I hope it finds him a comfortable retirement home soon.

Sheila said...

Oh Liz, I got a little teary eyed when I saw Wharf this morning. Dogs this breed sometimes get a bad reputation but you painted the sweet disposition they typically have. I spoke more about your painting on our Art for Animals Blog too. Your medal is on its way.

L.Holm said...

Hi, I found you through arts for animals, and am so glad to see your beautiful work. I love this painting of Wharf. So tenderly done! best,
(another) Liz

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Hi Liz!
Beautiful work as always!
I've tagged you for the Painting for Passion Award.Please visit my blog for details...

ANURAG MEHTA said...

Liz,your love towards animals is remarkable.I think all shoud do something to protact wildlife....nice work,such a lively doggy

Art with Liz said...

Hi Saundra, thank you and I hope i does help him.


Thank you Charlene - he does have a nice face!


Always nice to hear from you R. And a great compliment as well. Many thanks.

Art with Liz said...

I always believe that it's easier to paint those things and creatures that you love, Cathy. Let's hope this painting does help with his adoption.


Hello Sheila! The wonderful Sheila who started this whole thing! Thank you for my award - I'll be putting it up soonest. I hope to finally meet Wharf when I go down there on Monday (hopefully the painting is dry by then!) Lots of Hugs and LOL.

Art with Liz said...

Oh wow Ramesh, thank you. For the award and the compliment. It's great coming from someone as talented as yourself.


Oh Anurag I totally agree with you. Just a little giving from each one of us would make their lives so much better. Thank you for that!

Sharon Wright said...

Hi Liz, Fabulous dog paintings, your love shines through. And I admire your reasons for doing them, good job.
Thanks for your visit, your lovely comments and your good wishes.
I know wht you mean...it takes me all day sometimes to catch up with everyone, and I hate to miss something. Terrible choice...painting or looking at paintings!

SassyDog said...

Very nice painting of Wharf. Kinda looks like a South African Boerboel. If I wasn't so old to have a bog dog, that would be choice. They are such beautiful dogs.

rob ijbema said...

who could put down a sweetheart like wharf?
looks like you cought his character liz,bless!

Art with Liz said...

Hey SassyDog, you know about S.African braks then? Who knows what his lineage is, but maybe Boerboel!


Hi Rob, I know, I know, but luckily DARG don't do that. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your Spring!

marjorie wilson said...

Love this painting Liz. Hope he finds a good home to to retire to.
Marjorie

Darlene Twitchell said...

What a sweet looking dog you've done a great job with him! It makes me want to give him a big hug take him home! Please come check out my blog, I have an award waiting for you there.

Mineke Reinders said...

Beautiful, Liz! I hope he finds a good home soon. He looks like he needs and deserves it, as so many do.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Liz, I've already commented, but wanted you to know that I nominated you for the Lemonade Award...check my blog for details...although I know you know what this is about...:)

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Hi Liz..Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind comments. Nice to meet you, I'm visiting your blog...you're truly a great artist, love the colors of your paintings,love the subjects. If you don't mind, I'l link your blog and come back here every week!

Sylvia Jenstad said...

Hi Liz... I'm so sorry to have taken so long to respond... I had so much going on... and I think it really hit me what happened in Sept...I appreciate your kind words and thoughts... I am feeling stronger... so I thought I would pop over and say Hi! to a true friend...

Judybec said...

beautiful painting! I can see the kind heart this dog has by looking at your painting-- such a worthy cause-- these animals deserve the best!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Sharon, don't know why, maybe rushing too much, but missed your comment first time round. Thanks so much for the visit. And for the kind words. I love blogging but, oh boy, as you say, look at paintings or paint paintings!


Thank you Marjorie, we keep our fingers crossed.


Thank you for visiting Darlene. I checked out your work - beautiful portrait work (love the sunflowers as well). And the lemonade award - I'm going to have to mull that one over mmmmm who to pass it to!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Mineke. Love your visits and let's hope he does find a home.


Lemonade Award? Thank you Saundra - it's so great when you guys out there think to pass on these awards to other artists. I am honoured.


Hi Fabio, thank you for the return visit! I love your work and will be visiting your blog regularly.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Sylvia, left a message on your blog - glad to have you back!


Hi Judybec, thank you and I so agree with you!

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Liz, These last two paintings of dogs are wonderful. The one of your dog I just love. The look in her eyes, they sure are like your children aren't they? The shelter you talk about sounds like a wonderful place. I hope your painting finds this guy a home too, everyone should have a home. :)

rachelsstudio.com said...

I love the expression of this dog Liz - nice work!!!

Art with Liz said...

Hello there Barbara, thank you for the visit and yes, Emma was my most special companion. I also hope this helps find Wharf a home.


Thank you Rachel!