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Friday, 18 November 2011

Her masters voice!

EDIT: My dry pic stitched into altered book with black 3mm ribbon :D

Today I have tried another of the FREE classes at Flutterbye .ning :D
This one is with Natasha, who is painting a simple portrait of her cat to add to her altered book. I have a I copied the style but replaced cat with soppy dog :D
Quick sketch onto gessoed card...
Add main body colour...
built up a bit of background...
added a bit more detail...
and a little more...
and finally some texture(scratching into wet paint, stencil clock faces,dabbing with mucky baby wipe), and shadow(not poop) where she is sitting :D...
just waiting by the front door for hubby to come in :D
I haven't put too much detailed work(door furniture etc) in the background because the dog(Meg) is the focus, and when it is dry I have to stitch it into my book!!!

The door is an irrelevance to Meg, it's what she can hear on the other side that is important to her!



  1. :))))
    i love this cat.

    i love her video on the cat. i want to paint this cat.
    right now.

  2. and why aren't you selling your images????? i love this cat and the book is gorgeous. just keep amazing me!

    hugs :)

  3. Love the kitty,soooooooo sweet!

  4. Wonderful, another lovely sequence. It's going to be a delightful book.

  5. Even though you an only see the back, Meg looks as though she is waiting in sheer anticipation of who will come through that door. What a great piece of art Gina - love it.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  6. I'll have to catch the video. Great Puppy and looks great in you altered book

  7. Oh! That is just charming!
    Wish I had time right now to try out this adorable idea!
    precious pose!
    Love your stitching--it's a fave!

  8. This is adorable. Thanks so much for showing the different stages. Art is such an incredible thing, and I always admire the process. I also love the model; I miss my puppy ;-(

  9. Gina, you have no idea how excited I was to see this!!! It is fantastic. :)

  10. Oh thats so beautiful Gina and so beautifully presented too
    hugs June x

  11. Wonderful work Gina - love the way you've stitched it into your altered book.
    Hugs xx

  12. Such a wonderful idea, love your drawing.