Wednesday, May 13, 2009

PHOEBE LOVE


8x10 oil on canvas sold
This is one of my most recent commissions, painted within the last couple of weeks. Phoebe is a beautiful lab, loved dearly by her owner, Mrs. Love...don't you love her last name? 

When Mrs. Love described Phoebe to me, she talked about her alert eyes, apparently Phoebe smiles not only with her great big grin, but with her eyes, as well. When Mrs. Love picked up Phoebe's portrait, she loved everything about it, especially her eyes. She left smiling and left me smiling.

10 comments:

Sheila said...

And this makes me smile! You're right. Phoebe is a sweetie and she does smile with her eyes as you so expertly were able to render. Wonderful job!

Art with Liz said...

Who wouldn't smile at this fabulous portrait! I still have a silly grin on my face.

julie davis said...

Because you captured the smile in her eyes...I don't paint portraits or animals, but I can only imagine what expertise that takes, and insight into the person or animal's personality.

r garriott said...

Marvelous!!!!

sam said...

Its lovely Angela, what a great expression, nice vibrant colours too:)

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Angela, isn't that the nicest feeling, to make someone else happy and then you feel that way yourself. This portrait is precious and you really conveyed that happy spirit beautifully. My daughter's middle name is Love because that's a family name on my husband's side (and because we Love her). She used to feel embarrassed about it but as she has gotten older, she Loves it! :) Again, congrats on a super painting.

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Wonderful job capturing the expression on Phoebe! I'm sure her owner was thrilled with this painting.

Angela Elledge said...

Thank you so much; the encouragement I receive from each of you means so much to me. Just wait until you see the next two smiling commissions; I think they are hysterical! :-)

Edward Burton said...

What a wonderful expression, Angela. Great job!

L.Holm said...

I love Phoebe Love! You gave her such an alert, happy expression. This is fantastic!