Thursday, August 6, 2009

LIZZIE, RANCH GIRL DU JOUR

11x14 oil on canvas sold
As you read my client's description of Lizzie, I'd like you to keep in mind that all of this is accomplished by Lizzie while sporting a 3-strand pearl choker with a sweetheart charm. This commission is a birthday present for Lizzie's Mama in October. My client requested a real girly pink for the background because, although Lizzie is a ranch girl, she is really a ranch girl du jour! I loved my photo reference of Lizzie, she's on high alert and the following explains why!

Lizzie lives on a ranch with her Mama Wynona, Granny Valli Pearl, and Ricky the parrot. She also lives with several peacocks, emus, egrets, ostrich, cattle and longhorns (did ya'll see that...longhorns, my favorite kind of cattle), horses and miniature horses, goats, sheep and Jonas sheep, antelope, deer, and a multitude of cats...WHEW!

Allowing her to maintain her girlish figure, Lizzie has a list of duties she performs daily from runnin' off coons to roundin' up dogies, a motherless or neglected calf. Lizzie is most interested in FOOD, barkin' at critters, EATIN', chasin' said critters, FOOD, and of course, sleeping under Mama's porch swing...I mean after all, a girl deserves to rest!

10 comments:

Art with Liz said...

Oh Angela your paintings of dogs are stunning. Lizzie is absolutely gorgeous!

Edward Burton said...

This portrait is absolutely wonderful, Angela! Very cute.

PainterLee said...

I am in love with Lizzie!!! Trying to see her running around a ranch in pearls is a riot! Thanks for sharing the story about her. You did a terrific job!!!!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I love this painting of the Chihuahua...they've got so much personality and you captured it perfectly...

dacoop said...

Lizzie is darling, Angela...you always capture the dog's personality so well...fun story too!

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Awwww
You painted her so beautifully.
This painting is going to make someone very happy!
tweedles

AutumnLeaves said...

I was thinking that Lizzie looked awful girly to be a ranch dog. That said, us girls gotta have a little mystery to us. She is gorgeous!

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

absolutely gorgeous!

sam said...

Lovely painting Angela

Dana Johnson Plein air Artist said...

I just love the expression on lizzie's face!...and thankyou for commenting on my lake painting