What a super little chap he was Val, lovely drawing also. Not seen much from you recently, unless I've missed it which is possible the speed the gallery moves.

Very good work, Val.

Lovely work Val.

lovely work

Beautifully executed, lovely dog he must have been

Hello again Val. Is it a present? It's beautifully done.

Rory is just lovely and it lovely to see your work again Val.

So beautiful Val, brilliant detail in the fur also love the colour nuances? Beautiful eyes. Is this the neighbour who takes your Skye walks sometimes?

Such beautiful. Detail & brush strokes Val. Is it oil?

Rory looks beautiful Val, such a great coloured pencil portrait of him, I'm sure your neighbour will be thrilled to have this, a lovely tribute to a beautiful dog. Lovely to see you posting again, you have been missed.

Thank you Alan for your comments and no I haven't been on POL or done any artwork since before Christmas. I was hoping a rest would help get my mojo back :). Thank you so much Lewis , Tessa, Anne, and Thalia.

Lovely to be back Gudrun and Marjorie and thank you for your comments. Sorry I've missed so much of your work. Many thanks Sylvia and Carole and no, it's coloured pencils not oils but flattered you thought it was :)

Hi Carole, no my neighbour who helps out with Skye doesn't have a dog anymore. My son used to walk Rory for another neighbour when he was a pup before we got Skye. I was so sad to hear of his passing, reminds me of how old Skye is getting. Spurred me on to find one of Dave's photos of Rory and do the portrait as a present.

Thank you Margaret for your lovely comment and for also saying I've been missed. Cheered me up no end :)

What a beautiful pet portrait, Val.

Your neighbours will be truly happy with this portrait Val😊

Poor doggy. Very skilful drawing. Lovely fur.

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Wonderful work, Val.

Beautiful work Val, that fur looks so real.

What generous comments, thank you Dawn, Ibolya Carolyn, Cesare and Sandra.

Wow Val , he is stunning.

It’s lovely to see you posting again Val, I hope you are keeping well. I have to say your absence from the site and painting hasn’t dulled your talent one bit. Rory looks a handsome lad, he has the most gorgeous eyes, he must be missed very much. A super portrait Val, hope you will stay for a while?

Many thanks Jim. Thank you for your compliment on my "talent" Fiona but I've been so disappointed with anything I've attempted for the last few months I felt that I'd lost any aptitude I once had for art, hence the lack of postings. I'm hoping the break will have done me some good......................we shall see :)

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First piece of work for quite a while. Rory, coloured pencil, a neighbours dog sadly recently deceased. thanks for looking.

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Val Kenyon

I am a self taught artist or, as I like to say, I'm "unrestricted by formal teaching" which probably explains my mish mash of styles. I paint in most media, watercolour, gouache, oil, coloured pencil and my favourite, soft pastels. I'm inspired by the Scottish landscape, nature and animals and…

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