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Discussion in 'Dog Pictures and Pet Photos' started by Katja, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. Boxer*Mom

    Boxer*Mom It wasn't me

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    Brilliant! You are so talented. Do you have your own museum?! =)
     
  2. Katja

    Katja New Member

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    Hi!

    Museum? lol

    No museum, most of this stuff is on my wall.. In bedroom I have a painting with 3 malinois, one with my 2 dogs, 1 of boxer, 1 of maltese and 1 horse..

    Used to have empty walls.. now it is like art gallery..:)

    Bye, Katja
     
  3. Sheba

    Sheba I W A L R

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    Wowsa!you Are So Amazing At Drawing!
     
  4. Katja

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    Katja New Member

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    My latest work..

    German Shepherd Ossi

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    Bye, Katja
     
  6. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    very very nice Katja..i haven't drawn a Gs yet..would be very different from the bird dog heads i am use to..hehe..thanks for sharing. I know many of the Gs people will enjoy seeing your work!!!
     
  7. Katja

    Katja New Member

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    Back after a while..

    Hi!

    Been very busy lately I hardly find time to check forums a little.. My website takes a lot of time and art a lot more. I guess all pet portrait artists will agree it is not easy.;)

    Here is some my latest work (will put one from each medium so I don´t post 10 pics):

    Pencil drawing of Neo

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    Oil painting

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    Watercolours

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    The rest is in my gallery:
    http://www.pet-art.net/pet-portraits-gallery.htm

    Bye, Katja
     
  8. Kase

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    WOW! Your work is so beautiful. It's stunning.
     
  9. Whisper

    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    Wow, those are stunning! You have quite a gift! You work is an inspiration to practice, practice, practice! :D
     
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    wow, they are sooooooo good
     
  11. moe

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    wow they are all just fantastic, I am in awe of your talent, have you done any of Alaskan Malamutes by any chance(my breed lol) I have seen the Siberian Husky it is superb.

    Mo
     
  12. Katja

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    No, I haven’t. But there is something people usually don’t understand; I feel I have to explain that. I do commissioned work only and I never "paint the breed"... I always Paint the looks, character and personality. When I paint I’m not thinking about what breed I’m painting, that is not important for me at all. Maybe I’m thinking, what a interesting dog, what beautiful horse or just what a sweet cat (I’m sure he is a little devil too :cool: )...

    Oh, one more Painting, but this time a horse..

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    Kind Regards,
    Katja
     
  13. moe

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    Ahh I understand fully, once again the horse is wonderful, you really are talented, and I for one could not get bored looking at your paintings.

    Mo
     
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    can you please tell me how you do it, you are fantastic please give me some tips!
     
  15. Katja

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    Hi!

    All I can say is practise, practise and again practise. When I paint I use many layers of thin Oils. My paintings are never created with thick layers of paint on the canvas. When I painted my second step in the progress I always let the Painting to dry for one day to make it easier for me to apply the second layer with thin Oils and to create a nice light to it. I don’t like to use very much extra Oil when painting, especially not for dark or black colours. The white paint usually needs some extra Linseed Oil or something like it.
    You can take a look on my work in progress pages to see how it’s done in 4-5 steps; let’s take my new Painting of a Border collie named Spot. It’s a Combination Portrait because he used to herd Sheep when he was alive.

    This is the painting:
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    Take a look at my steps here with some explanations about how I’m painting it: http://www.pet-art.net/work-in-progress3.htm

    If you have any questions I will be glad to answer, only came up with a question because it’s hard to just write something down.

    Katja
     

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