Friday, May 9, 2014

Eurovision Fever

Charlie, lab/pointer mix

Hi Guys!

I have to confess that I have fallen head over heels in love with a friend's dog, Charlie. He is the cuddliest, snuggliest dog on the planet, and although he is a lab/pointer mix I think of him as the Target dog's older brother.

I really enjoyed doing Charlie's portrait. He looks very colorful and of course, very adorable too.

Portrait of Charlie, watercolor & pen and ink, 12 x 18'
I'm in a feverpitch of excitement. I have fever! Eurovision fever!!!!! Tomorrow is the Eurovision Song Contest and I am so buzzed. I will be going to a party full of Eurofanatics and we will watch the Final streaming live.

I think I am going to have to get behind Austria's entry. I am after all half Austrian - an Austrish (half British, half Austrian). Which half is Austrian you ask? Well the bottom half that has weakness for Sachertorte, Schnitzel and Bratwurst of course. Which lets me segue gently into the name of Austria's entry - Conchita Wurst. Don't you just LOVE that name?

S/he is a Kim Kardashian lookalike. Her song, Rise Like a Phoenix is pretty good too. Are you going to watch the Eurovision and who do you want to win?

Go Austria!!

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  1. your paintings are beautiful! I have heard of this song competition from another blogging friend in Sweden, very exciting, you do amazing work, thank you for visiting!

  2. Great painting of Charlie! Really nice. You have the perspective. I love the eyes and the nose. Have a nice evening with Eurovision Song Contest!

    1. I am following you now, nice to see your pet portraits!

  3. Love the dog painting! So colorful!

  4. Great dog painting, he looks a very sweet dog, too. But I must confess to NOT liking the Eurovision song contest....Hope you had fun, all the same! Valerie

  5. Hi Emma! Enjoy the party! :D I don't care much about the Eurovision song contest. Mostly the songs are not to my taste and it takes soooo long, before it is finished. But there are some interesting contestants this year I've heard! Maybe we'll have a little peek ;-)
    Your dog painting is cool! I like your color choices.
    Have a great weekend!

  6. Hi Emma,
    Love your dog painting.Charlie looks like a sweetie, good natured and very loving.
    I never heard of Eurovision but I do hope you enjoy it.

    Annabelle : )

  7. Beautifully done..Charlie is gorgeous and full of spirit..stunning work!

  8. Really wonderful dog painting.

  9. Aww, Charlie is adorable. Love how you chose such unexpected colors.

  10. Terrific color on the dog! He looks so sweet. I am not familiar with the Eurovision contest. Sounds like it has serious fans!

  11. What a sweet dog-and your painting of him is wonderful! I don't think we get the Eurovision contest on tv in the US. I would have loved to watch it!

  12. The doggie illustration looks great! It's such a funny idea to use different colors! And Mr Conchita is the winner and I assume you will be totally happy!

  13. What a wonderful dog portrait, I think you've captured his wonderful sweetness! Just darling. I'm not familiar with Eurovision, I hope it's great!

  14. I didn't know that you are half Austrian...
    so from a three / quater / to whole Austrian to the half Austrian!


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  15. forgot to say that I love love love the portrait of Charlie!

  16. I do not watch Eurovision so I am not rooting for anyone. I do absolutely love the portrait of Charlie ... beautiful :)

  17. A very colorful portrait of Charlie.

  18. Great to meet you via the blog hop! It's nice to see real one of a kind art and not just photoshop. You've captured Charlie's essence which is not easy with animal/pet art. Email me if you'd like to do a giveaway at my blog.

  19. Wow, love the portrait of Charlie, just gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by today!

  20. Love the portrait!

    Thanks for participating!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  21. Beautiful work! I love your use of colour.