Sunday, February 19, 2017

Cooper, in Watercolor

Did you guess that I was going to try my hand at watercolor painting yesterday? I've been pinning dog portraits on Pinterest for years. I bought a Craftsy class on painting watercolor pet portraits over a year ago and never watched it. Friday I watched most of the class and purchased the supplies at Hobby Lobby. I picked out a photo of Cooper to work from.

Here Cooper was yesterday am helping me get started (and trying to steal my eraser). 

And here's a shot of my portrait under the original photograph. What do you think? I really had fun painting this. It took hours, but was still MUCH faster than making a quilted portrait. I'm still trying to decide whether to paint the background or just leave it.

I think I'll try more of these. I suppose Mickey will be next up! The moral of this story is: don't ever stop trying new things - life long learning!

I also worked on a zippered pouch. The sewing part was easy. The zippered part? Not so easy! The instructor made it look so simple, but I struggled with it for a couple of hours. Finally, late last night I realized what I was doing wrong. Yippee!!!! I had the zipper pull upside down - no wonder. I'll never make that mistake again, I assure you. Today I'll finish up that little zippered pouch and maybe make another one or two.

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. Congratulations on your weight loss; you and hubby look fabulous!

  2. Are you kidding me!!! This is fantastic!!!! I am really impressed with your talent now...yep, you're my hero for sure!!! Just wonderful! Now to do Mickey!! Can't wait!

  3. WOW!! Your talents never cease!!! This painting is amazing! Sweet Cooper!!! I always enjoy your posts! Makes me smile!!!