Monday, October 20, 2008

H-Nikh, aka Nikki, the Greek Goddess

Here is the pencil sketch one of my latest portraits which I am now working on!

This is Nikki. Nikki is a mixed breed, but her mom tells me that she is most likely mostly Gruenendahl Belgian Shepherd (a new breed to me). Nikki's real name is "H Nikh" ( pronounced ee neekee). She was named after the Greek Goddess of victory. Nikki's mom was living in Greece at the time that they came into each others' lives. She found Nikki on a Greek mountainside. She actually found Nikki not once, but twice. The second time she found Nikki, the poor dog was fighting for her life. Nikki's mom nursed her to health. Nikki found her forever mom that day.

For the portrait, Nikki is portrayed here as the Greek Goddess she is named for, on an Athens mountainside overlooking some native Greek forest life and the Acropolis. We have also included a body of water (Athens is bordered by four of them, but this one here is a general representative) and mountains in the far distance. There are some special Greek icons integrated into the portrait, see how many you can find!

I will periodically post progress of Nikki the Greek Goddess as we move further along!


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi kathy!
oh i love it! i cannot wait to see future posts!

Kate said...

She is SO cute!!

Kathy Weller said...

Thanks you guys! :)

Jill Beninato said...

This is so creative and cool Kathy...I just love the way you add all of the personal elements to the portrait to make them so special...I need one of my four knuckleheads!

Leigh said...

you do a beautiful job with all the details in your portraits...they are very special.

Kathy Weller said...

Wow thanks Leigh!