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 @ TheWritersPorch said...

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

willow 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!