Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Painting for presents

For my best buddies birthday earlier this month I painted her a portrait of her lovely dog Rooster. I wanted to do Rooster justice and tried my best to get a good likeness, I think it turned out well. I really enjoyed doing this painting and hoped kathryn would love it too, she did and it's now hanging in her living room. I'm not sure what Rooster would say about it though!
There's always that fear when you do someone a painting, are they going to like it?  Or just feel obliged to say they do to save your feelings, it's a risk I have to take!
Has anyone ever painted you a picture? Did you love it or loath it? What do you think of paintings as presents?
Hope you're all having a good week x





12 comments:

  1. HOW could she NOT love it! What a fantastic present. It really is good. I bet she was ecstatic. No-one ever painted a painting for me, but i did get a very strange 3D black curtain sculpture thing in a frame with a very odd poem on the back once. A young boyfriend professing his undying love. Most unusual.
    Its always hard giving handmade gifts, i think you get to know who really appreciates them and who chucks them in the bin. To be honest, if you've put the time,effort and love into producing a gift for someone and they don't appreciate it, then the problem lies with them.
    You're a good friend and Rooster is probably chuffed to bits!

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    1. That hand made gift you speak of does sound very strange, I'm sure alot of thought went into it! thanks for the lovely comment x

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  2. Actually, a lovely painting AND a lovely gifty idea! And yes, I got a lovely pen and ink drawing from a boyfriend very many years ago. It's still hanging in my home...no idea what happened to him, though...
    Well, I say anyone should be happy to get a painting done by you!

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    1. Thanks Crystal, nice that you have kept your drawing, even better when a piece of art has a bit of history I say x

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  3. Rooster loved it! and she loves running with you!

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    1. I love running with her too x

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  4. Aww! Isn't he cute!

    Made presents are the most special as a lot of thought, care and love has gone into them, so much nicer than something mass produced.

    I am given little made gifts sometimes by my girls and my heart always melts. The latest was a tiny handmade card left on my pillow thanking me for the lovely day out she had. It brought tears to my eyes.

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    1. Aww, that's so cute, little surprises like that mean the most.

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  5. I love that picture. You are very talented. X

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  6. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment. You have a real talent there the picture is amazing with such depth. I would love to have seen a real photograph of him to. I think its a very personnal item a picture if you know the person really well then its great if you don't then i think it isnt a great gift. A lot of work goes into them so its best to know them well. dee x

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    1. Thanks Dee! i love your blog!

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Thanks for all your comments : )