Saturday, September 18, 2010

Buddy

No time!  No time!  Isn't that what the White Rabbit said in Alice in Wonderland?  Or maybe it was We're late, we're late!  Well I've felt like that this past week and a half.  Down a hole!

We had our annual selection day and I seem to get involved with loads of administrative functions which eat away at Time.  So I haven't been visiting anyone in blogland and haven't done any blogging myself.  What little time I had, I did some painting!   Isn't that what we're supposed to do?

One of the smaller paintings I did was of Buddy, a cute looking, short legged Cocker Spaniel looking for a home at DARG.  Carrie Jacobsen who runs the blog of Art for Shelter Animals, wrote a lovely piece on DARG and put Buddy's picture up as well.  Have a look at the site.

But here's Buddy, a little fellow unable to be kept by his owners.

39 comments:

Prabal said...

He looks so sweet.. If he could come to India he can stay with us..

martinealison said...

Je pense que ma chienne Olwen et son frère Pyrrhus mes deux dalmatiens accepteraient volontiers sa présence... Très jolie peinture...

Rachel Roushey said...

Congrats on being on their site. Buddy has such a cute face. I love the perspective you painted him from. He's looking up like, "I'm a sweetheart, love me!"

Carol Blackburn said...

I think Prabal has something there, they look like they would get along well. Buddy is adorable.

travelingsuep said...

What an appealing face he has - I hope he finds a home soon.

Beautiful picture Liz.

Dianne said...

You have painted little Buddy beautifully, Liz! You really have a way with capturing animals, he looks so adorable, I would really like to cuddle him.

Gwen Bell said...

Beautiful job on Buddy,Liz! Those soulful eyes really pull at the heartstrings. Surely someone will adopt this precious dog!

Shelley Smart said...

Those eyes say it all! Totally charming -- both the dog and the painting!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

You make painting fur look effortless! This is such an engaging and beautiful dog portrait - love it!

Benny and Lily said...

That Buddy sure is a cutie
Benny & Lily

Marian Fortunati said...

Ahhhhh ah!

Buddy is SUCH a cutie... I'm sure he'll get adopted right off!! Nice job, Liz!

Avocaken said...

Good looking dog captured very well in your doggy portrait. I have to stay away from the adoption places - I'd want to take them all! :-) :-(

Maybe somebody who needs Buddy will come along soon and take him home.

Ken B.

padmaja said...

Love that longing expression you achieved that made my heart sink,, how I wish I could take him in my arms..

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Oh, he looks so cute! Would be really nice if someone adopts him!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Prabal, I could think of no-one nicer than you to adopt Buddy! Carol Blackburn thinks so too!


Your two sound like great companions Martine! I would take Buddy (and all the others too) if I had lots and lots of space.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Rachel and thanks. He does have that Cocker Spaniel appeal, doesn't he!


Thank you Carol for the great comment - you made me laugh and I'm sure Prabal had a chuckle as well!

Art with Liz said...

So do I Sue, so do I! And thank you.


Thank you dear Di - always appreciate your comments.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Gwen and thank you so much for the comment and visit. Hopefully I'll hear soon that he's found his forever home.


Thank you Shelley - he does have soulful eyes! Real heart wrenching stuff - but then my two spoilt ones can also pull that look off perfectly!

Art with Liz said...

Ooh Claire, now you've made me stop and think about fur! I do find it relatively easy to do - but landscapes now - that's difficult!


Hi Benny and Lily. Glad you think Buddy looks like a great guy!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Marian and thank you! Cute dogs like Buddy usually get adopted quite quickly! So here's hoping.


Dear Ken I can so understand that sentiment! I get my sister to drop the paintings off as it tears me up to see all those dogs so eagerly wanting to go home with you.

Art with Liz said...

He is kind of cuddly isn't he Padmaja!


Hi Ramesh, thank you and I hope someone does!

Dean H. said...

This little fella is communicating straight to the heart with his eyes, Liz! Wonderful job....wonderful cause.

Artscapes said...

Ah sweet puppy. Such a sad and longing face.
So happy that Buddy will be cared for while he waits for a new home.

Becky said...

Buddy is so darn cute! Hope he finds his furever home with some children to play with. He will make someone a great buddy. I've always liked cocker spaniels, never owned one though.

Arti said...

He is a sweet little thing..hope he finds a good home!Your portrait is wonderful, Liz.

Ajay Patil said...

No time No time.. thats what my status Now :) have missed so many blog post by my friends around.
Nice pianting as always

Vern Schwarz said...

Beautiful job on this Liz. He's so cute with those puppy dog eyes.

Melanie Rawlings-Statnick said...

awww he is sweet. I love this painting . His eyes are alive

Cathy Gatland said...

What a sweet boy, I'm glad you used your little bit of time to paint!

hmuxo said...

Those eyes!!! What a wonderful portrait of this sweet boy. He looks so sad! almost as sad as I looked when I first looked at him. I don't think it will be long before he is swept up by a loving family.

Carol said...

Wow Liz, you have been painting up a storm! I have forgotten how!!!
I am off to the site you recommended as at some stage I must get another pup or dog...... see you soon.....

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Dean! I enjoyed this one.


Hi Elizabeth, thank you and yes, DARG is a pretty good place to be if you have no other home!

Art with Liz said...

Hi there Becky. Thank you. Between Bulldogs we once had a Cocker Spaniel - mad, playful, friendly little characters - they really deserve love and kindness, so hope Buddy gets his.


Dear Arti, thank you so much.

Art with Liz said...

Time, Ajay, just slips away! I too, feel that I'm neglecting my blogging friends - just hope you all forgive my tardiness.


Coming from an artist like you Vern, thank you so much!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Melanie - he does have such 'love me please' eyes!


Hi there Cathy and thank you!

Art with Liz said...

Hello Hilda, thanks for visiting and the lovely comment. I hope you're right about Buddy getting his deserved home!


Welcome back Carol! And thank you dear friend.

L.Holm said...

oh, goodness, so sweet.

Dabblerteer said...

Buddy's winsome portrait reminded me of my soft spot for Cocker Spaniels. Nicely done.

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its look good