Sunday, February 1, 2009

SANTA JESSIE


8x10 oil on canvas sold

At the end of last year, I was sent a couple of photos of Jessie, along with a you tube video of Jessie in action at one of her most recent flyball competitions. My client explained that she was not interested in having a painting of Jessie wearing the Santa hat, she just wanted me to have a selection of photos to see if any of those might work for a painting. I asked permission to paint Jessie with the Santa hat for my portfolio and just because it was one of those exercises I just had to paint. I sent an e-mail attachment of Santa Jessie to the client for her "just to see" the finished painting, letting her know I would begin working on her portrait of Jessie as soon as we had decided on photos...well, long story short, she asked if she could buy this one, too...a very nice surprise. You can see Jessie in action here.

10 comments:

Edward Burton said...

Great job, Angela! And congratulations an making a double sale! How great! Wow, Jessie sure is a fast dog.

Edward Burton said...

Also, thank you for your very nice comment about my DSFDF victorian.

Sheila said...

Too cute! You captured Jessie's eyes and personality! A gifted artist indeed.

Angela Elledge said...

Sheila, thank you so much!

Helen Parkhill said...

What a fun portrait! I look forward to seeing the formal painting as well. Congrats on the "two fer"!

Angela Elledge said...

Thank you Helen - I just received your portrait tonight and I'm on my way to sending you an e-mail...wow!

CONRAD said...

Another good painting, thanks for the complement on my blog, i live near houston

Edward Burton said...

Hi Angela, I am giving you an Art Blog Award. Just cut and paste from mine. You really deserve it. If you choose to, list 7 things you love and then list 7 fellow bloggers. Then notify the 7 that they have received awards.

Gwen Bell said...

Love this puppy! Very nice painting.

Angela Elledge said...

Thank you, Gwen :)