Wednesday, January 21, 2009

ACE


8x10 oil on canvas sold
Meet Ace, our neighbor's little malti-poo. I know everyone thinks their dog is the most special, but Ace is pretty unique. We love to have Ace over when Tim & Trish are out of town. He is a constant ball of energy, if anyone comes over, he immediately runs figure 8's in the living and dining room. He must bury everything and then the minute he has hidden his "treasure" he looks around the room and "digs" it up and then hides it all over again. When Ace goes for a walk in the neighborhood, our neighbors avoid the front of our house because Ace will make an immediate detour down the sidewalk to come over and say hello. He's a funny little guy, we like to say he's all poo and no malti!

This is actually my 2nd version of Ace, the first try was a painting that highlighted his little snaggle tooth smile, but it just wasn't a happy portrait. I felt like this version really showed the happy little Ace we love. 

6 comments:

Sheila said...

EEEeeee! So cute! I love when artists are able to so expertly capture our four legged friends personality! Thanks for the encouragement Angela! I'll let you know how it goes! HUGS!

Beth said...

thank you so much Angela for your comment on my blog. Your comment came in as I was editing it, so maybe check in again. I realized I hadn't really told all Ziggy has done. Your words are heartfelt, and very swet. Thank you. AND MAY THERE BE A NEW FOUND PEACE IN THIS WORLD.

sam said...

Hi Angela, so glad i found you through Tom. Lovely portraits and nice to see someone else whoes also mad about cows!!

Angela Elledge said...

Hello Sam,
Thank you for finding me and your very kind words; I do love to paint cows of all kinds. I'm on my way to your blog to check out your paintings.

Edward Burton said...

Very cute painting, Angela - I think you really captured his personality!

Angela Elledge said...

Edward,
Thanks so much; he's sleeping (with one eye open) on my shoulder right now.