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Soft pastel and pastel pencil on A4 size Canson Mi-tients TEX paper

A portrait of my Nan’s cattle dog Biddy.
Unfortunately Nan & Pop were unable to take their beautiful dog with them when they recently moved from their farm to a unit in town.
I decided to give this portrait to Nan for Mother’s Day so that she could still have Biddy with her.

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  • Hilary Robinson
    Hilary Robinsonover 3 years ago

    That’s lovely, Dianne, both the portrait and the thought.

  • Thankyou Hilary! The majority of my work seems to be given to relatives as gifts. It gives me good practice though and at least it gets my work out there for people to see.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonover 3 years ago

  • Thankyou so much!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Pam Humbargar
    Pam Humbargarover 3 years ago

    Lovely pastel work Dianne….such a happy face!!

  • Thankyou so much Pam. It was difficult to get a good photo of her because she just kept following me to be cuddled.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Hidemi Tada
    Hidemi Tadaover 3 years ago

    beautiful portrait Dianne. i am a cat person, but i love all animals.

  • Thankyou Hidemi! I tend to love all animals.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 3 years ago

    what a wonderful pastel portrait of Biddy Dianne and such a lovely gift!

  • Thankyou Linda! Nan loves it and always gets comments about it when she get visitors

    – Dianne Ilka

  • BasantSoni
    BasantSoniover 3 years ago

    Fabulous art work with super expression ..

  • Thankyou very much!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Eve Parry
    Eve Parryover 3 years ago

    How sad that they had to be parted from their dog. This is so much nicer than having a photograph. Your art work is so beautiful.

  • Thankyou so much Eve. Nan loves it!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 3 years ago

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww your lovely Biddy portrait is such a wonderful gift ..BLESS !

  • Thankyou Paul! Nan loves that fact that Biddy’s ears are not pointing up like a normal working dog shot. This pose shows more of her beautiful sweet nature.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 3 years ago

    July 30,2011

  • Sorry for the late reply but thankyou!

    – Dianne Ilka

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