Come on in, the water's lovely!!

Come on in, the water's lovely!!
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Great reflections Val. I imagine that water took a loong time!

Masterful water there Val....the only thing unbelievable is that it seems to be reflecting blue sky haha ....i've forgotten what that looks like (apart from Sunday just gone which was a lovely sunny spring day)....roll on summer...... Great pic

Great painting! Just like my dogs - see water and they are in it. Masterful technique at painting the water. Love your dog - so handsome.

A wonderful painting Val. What a lovely dog.

Hi Val. Another stunning patch of water...and our favorite colour...I like it.

Thanks everyone for your comments, enjoyed painting this one.

He has to be called Patch!! This is lovely; the water and reflections are great. Many thanks for the comments on my village series; I like the windfarm too; another one due shortly. Thanks also for the congrats on the Winsor and Newton competition. It was fun.

I don,t know how I missed this painting Val! it really is superb, the expression on your dogs face is priceless, and you capture the water so well, simply beautiful, well painted. Thanks for your kind comments on my pic, the watercolour paint you asked about is Sennelier Aquarelle, Chinese Orange. Try it out Val, its a lovely paint and colour to use. Best wishes, Bill.

I love the way you make the light and reflections dance on the water! Thank u too for the lovely comment. In response to your question, I use acrylic as a base colour then paint the main body of the work in oil. Best wishes Jane

I love this, it would make a wonderfil jig saw puzzle, hours of frustration trying to get the pieces into the right places!...well done Val!

Great Oil painting. Really like it.

Thanks Paul, much appreciated.

What a beauty this is Val. I really feel I could not produce anything like this yet. Other than the Tintagel painting and a small bookmark for myself. I just cannot find it. Smashing work. PS. The set I took away was just the primary colours. A fair proportion of the Tintagel colours were mixed. At first I didn't like them. I then got to like them as the painting progressed - they are buttery. I also think the colors dry darker. Don't think you can beat oil though. Above all the whites in every make of acrylic there is nothing like Titanium White in Atelier. I still think they are my favourite acrylics.

A good strong image..I like the eye contact,I feel I should throw him a stick...Steve

Love this one Val,the water looks real,well done,thanks for your own kind comments as always,I do actually climb these peaks quite regularly to get inspiration,the Brecon Beacons are only about 35 miles away from home so we do get up there most weekends as i also exhibit my work in a gallery in Brecon,cheers Mark.

Hi Val, Thanks for your kind comments on my "canvas experiment". This was part of a canvas that a friend of mine had abandoned half way through a painting saying that, it wasnt responsive ? I thought I,d give it a go and see how it turned out. I must admit it was hard work and in my opinion, not worth the effort. I dont think I,ll be repeating it just yet. Very busy at present in a new gallery that has opened in Mumbles. Best wishes, Bill

Hi Val, Thanks for your kind comments on my "canvas experiment". This was part of a canvas that a friend of mine had abandoned half way through a painting saying that, it wasnt responsive ? I thought I,d give it a go and see how it turned out. I must admit it was hard work and in my opinion, not worth the effort. I dont think I,ll be repeating it just yet. Very busy at present in a new gallery that has opened in Mumbles. Best wishes, Bill

Hi Val, So sorry to hear that you have been in Hospital, I sincerely hope that your on the mend. As usual, your very kind comments are much appreciated. I haven,t been able to spend as much time as I,d like browsing the site of late through one reason or another. Very best wishes, Bill.

I love your bold reflections and the look on your dog's face is so typical!

The colours in this painting are very vibrant & you have captured the look on the dogs face very well

Sorry to take so long to reply but thank you all so much for your generous comments.

I do like this one, the feel of constant movement and your lovely dog waiting for a command.

Sorry, I'm a bit late I know but thank you very much Paul.

Are you going for the record in number of comments Val? This painting certainly deserves them all - the water is fantastic and draws you in to your dog. Thankyou for your kind comments to me too.

hi Val lovely painting, the title surely fits the dogs expression :)

Ah - what a sweetheart! Very lovely rendition of this doggie and I take my hat off to your ripples:)

Hi Val Ros P here again, i can't get far beyond this great dog in the water knowing how much my Labrador Rosie cannot be kept out of a local pond and will even stand on the ice near the edge tapping it with her paw trying to figure out why she can't get through to the water!, it's a dog thing ! anyway i logged to say thanks so much for your lovely comment on my opet pastel dog portrait the dog wanting his ball thrown agtain for him, so cheers very much for that xx

Again Val just seen your two lovely comments on my latest two cat pastel pet portraits today as well Val, the moody kitten and the happy cat, so sorry to hear that you lost your lovely paddling dog from the above painting a year ago

Just found this on your gallery, brilliant, Thank you for your comments on Nell, I know you shouldn't have favourites but Nell was so special, she lived until 16 yrs old and her sister Meg until 19yrs. I have lots of photo's of all my collies but unfortunately being so old and having a terrible camera I cant use them for reference, still I have the photo's and a good memory.

Hi Val, welcome back we have missed you, hope the holiday made up for your computer problems, anyway thanks so much for your lovely comment on my happy dog pastel portrait, so pleased you liked it, the fur turned out well and of course the eyes. Bye for now xx

Hi Val lovely to hear from you in your super comment on my latest dog pet portrait of the Spaniel, pleased you think I made a good job of it, was fun to do with the lovely bright eyes and long ears

Hullo Val. I just wanted to thank you so much for your feedback to my latest posting. I'm humbled by your kind words and honoured to receive such praise from an artist of your calibre. Apologies for being so poor at giving you the feedback you deserve (it consols me to see you have a huge and appreciative audience!). I tend to look at watercolour only - a pathetic excuse, but I can can do no better! I will try however....

Just had a look at your art work Val they are wonderful and it indeed a compliment that you liked one of mine

This is really beautifully done Val....doggie is very skillfully painted and the wateris rendered superbly.

Aarghh! Why can't I paint water like this?! So frustrating! A lovely painting X

Posted by T T on Wed 10 Aug 14:33:25
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31/03/2015
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Oil on stretched canvas 40cm / 50cm. Another water one. One of our dogs paddling in the local loch looking for his stick!

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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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