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I am playing with my watercolors and couldn’t resist painting this pup found on the wet canvas site.


  1. what a sweetie! I love that little blue pup.

    • Thanks Carol. Don’t you think part of the fun of creating art is that we can manipulate an image to read like we want? I went for the black in the darker areas and decided on blue and purple and some sepia to play around with his form.

  2. What a precious look on that little guy’s face. Beautifully executed, as usual, Leslie.

    BTW, I forgot to say how much I enjoyed the side-by-side comparison on your’s and Tracey’s work. How fun to paint together. I should find someone to photograph with, upon occasion!

    Oh, and congratulations on the RH blog award. You definitely deserve it for all your great work!

    • Thank-you Kate. I thought this little guy looked just like I could take him Home. Uh oh! I don’t believe I said that. I have enough canine company.
      It would be fun to see what each of you come up with if you went on a photo shoot together. Each individual sees differently. Sometimes, my friend will put something in her painting and I marvel at learning it. It’s like tips for free and you are having a good time anyway!

  3. Have you ever seen a puppy that wasn’t irrestible? Beautifully done. I really enjoy your work. πŸ™‚

  4. I like it Leslie, you captured his eyes very well.

    • Thank-you Shiraz. He was sort of peeking at whoever he was looking at with his left eye. The other seemed to be more in shadow.

  5. Oh, he is soooo cute! You did a fantastic job for the eyes, his feelings come right through !!

    • Thanks Isabelle. That is what I meant about him being one that I would want to take home. He’s talking, bigtime with those eyes.

  6. Well, well, well.
    What have we here?
    i wonder if my meat supplier has it.
    Just kidding.
    This pup is safe.
    And so innocent looking, i couldn’t possibly do anything but scratch its ears.

    • Thanks Kokot; for the comment and not cooking the pup. πŸ™‚

  7. Fantastic job on the blue, it’s very creative. Looks like the blue guy need some hug and a pat on the head.

  8. Awww it’s so sad looking. Reminds me of two ‘rescued’ greyhounds I met in Loose Park the other day. One was just newly released from life in a research kennel into the care of a real human. Blue is so appropriate for the mood.

  9. BEAUTIFUL colours and cowrazy sweet painting! I love him and his matching drooping ears and eyes. Easy to see why You couldn’t resist!

    Thank You and Cheers!

  10. Hi Leslie,
    What a lovely painting, keep up the good work πŸ™‚

    All things nice…

  11. nIce work! I love the color scheme. The eyes are very expressive.

    • Thanks Jay. I tried to get my lines and values to lead the viewer’s eyes to the pup’s eyes. At first, I was afraid it would be the nose.

  12. why is it that dogs always have mournful eyes? especially the droopy-eared ones…

    • Don’tknow Otto. I do know that there are some hound breeds that the loose skin was advantageous. I heard it helped them to not have serious injury following an attack from a wild animal. The animal would only get purchase on loose skin rather than anything vital.

  13. Awwww, what a sweet painting! πŸ™‚

  14. Leslie, you really captured the eyes!


  15. A blue puppy! I can see the cuteness from the painting.Love the BG colors. Were you striving for orange-blue contrast?

    • Thanks Raji. I knew I wanted a somewhat neutral background and I didn’t want the whole painting to read cool.

  16. I admire your painting,Leslie πŸ™‚
    It’s a pleasure to visite your blog always.
    Thank you for sharing us all this πŸ™‚

    Enjoy the moment,my friend!!!

    • Thank-you, Alina! I’m still chuckling about the ladybug video.

  17. He kinda looks how I feel right now. Cute painting. I hope the puppy cheers up some.

  18. Adorable πŸ™‚
    You have some AMAZING work, I really like it!

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