Sunday, July 12, 2009

Portrait of Bear

Look at this lovely portrait of Bear! Liz G. who is a regular commenter here, had a friend do this watercolor of my sweet girl and surprised me with it.

The artist's name is Soko Okada and I think that she captured Bear's look perfectly. The watercolor sketch below was done by Soko's teacher, Robert Stott. (Liz said that Soko asked for his help in painting a dog she'd never met.)

And this charming German Shepherd below is more of Soko's work -- Liz's dog Sky, adorning a note card taken from the original.

I'd say Ms. Okada has a real knack with dogs! Many thanks to her and to Liz!

And many thanks to all of you who commented or emailed with condolences. The loss of a beloved pet is never easy -- but your kindness and concern has been heartwarming.

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Pat in east TN said...

A beautiful portrait of Bear and what an absolutely wonderful gift!

Carol Murdock said...

Vicki, I'd say both you and Bear are loved very much! The portrait is wonderful!

Tess Kincaid said...

What a great portrait and a lovely tribute to Bear.

Vicki Lane said...

I just can't stop looking at it -- it's so Bear!

And today I wrote a scene with Ursa in it -- which was pleasant.

Victoria said...

That is a gorgeous portrait! And how thoughtful of Liz G to have it done for you.

Vicki Lane said...

I've done a few paintings of my own dogs -- one of Maggie, the red hound, and one of Arabella, a mastiff, now departed. Also one of one of my husband's Border Collies. It can be really tricky, getting the particular look of the dog you know -- but Ms. Okada did it!

Tammy said...

What a lovely portrait and such a thoughtful gift. I know you will treasure it always.--and I'm glad Bear/Ursa lives on in Elizabeth's stories.

Vicki Lane said...

Wrote about her yesterday!