Thursday, August 20, 2009

OLIVE

8x16 oil on canvas sold
I don't know anything about Chinese Crested dogs, except to say that they are very happy little pups and they remind me of very miniature ponies. When my client came over on Saturday to pick up this portrait and the portrait of Lizzie, Ranch Girl du Jour, she just happened to have all of her dogs waiting for her in the car. I am so sorry I did not run back in the house for my camera, the ever graceful Italian Greyhound, Grace was in the front seat and 3 petite Chinese Cresteds...or in my opinion, 3 little petite ponies, were in the backseat waiting for hugs, kisses, and words of affirmation...too cute and could have been a great photograph!

I've painted a Powderpuff Chinese Crested before, not really a big deal, just a whole bunch of fur, but a hairless Chinese Crested is something else, most definitely a challenging subject.

9 comments:

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

How beautiful a portait of Olive!
She looks so sweet and kissable!
tweedles

AutumnLeaves said...

I am so curious as to how they remind you of miniature ponies!? I also have a greyhound and he is a character, for sure. Anyway, I think you did a fabulous job capturing Olive. She is quite a beautiful little girl! I hope her owner gets her other two done by you as well! Would be a stunning little trio, yes? Beautifully done, Angela!!!

Dean H. said...

You have done a fine job of immortalizing little Olive on canvas, Angela! A great capture of expression and love.

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful portrait, Angela - I really like the format you chose.

Sheila said...

You been doing awesome work as usual Angela. Love this portrait.

Art with Liz said...

Your portraits of dogs never cease to amaze Angela. Fantastic.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

How neat...I've never even seen one of these in person...are they completely hairless on their bodies but not heads???

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Olive is wonderful, Angela! I love the crop with just the one ear sticking up...she is like a "my pretty pony"!

Angela Elledge said...

Your comments are so appreciated. Yes, they look just like little ponies to me, Dana is exactly right just like the toys that were so popular a while back, "my pretty pony".