Thursday, November 12, 2009

BANDIT, THE BLUE EYED BROWN EYED DOG WONDER

8x10 oil on canvas sold

Well, I have to say, not only do I love this little fella, but I also love his mama and boy, does his mama love him!! Bandit's mother is a young, new teacher at my school...someone please tell me why they're making teachers younger these days....Mrs. Yerger is one of my very favorite teachers and one I look forward to visiting with each morning. Luckily for both of us, our classrooms are across the hallway from each other. Sometimes the little ones have difficulty pronouncing Mrs. Yerger's name and they slip and call her Mrs. Yogurt, that always makes me laugh!

Ok, so time for Bandit's story. Bandit is a Boston Terrier/Border Collie mix and is the dog child of Mrs. Yerger's in-laws. As I understand it, Bandit knows no strangers and loves everyone he sees. He was born with unusual eyes, which sadly means that Bandit is blind in his beautiful blue eye. Apparently Bandit's limited eyesight has not affected his ability to be, and I quote: "the smartest and brightest, most obedient, and best cuddler of all dogs around." I don't know, do ya'll think Bandit is loved?

I hope each of you are enjoying a beautiful fall and looking forward to this time of blessing and thanksgiving, take care!

15 comments:

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

What a spectacular portait of Bandit.
You captured the love that is pouring out of his soul.
That portrait will make someone so happy!
AWSOME
love
tweedles

Edward Burton said...

Bandit is wonderful, Angela, you really captured a very friendly fellow -- reminds me of my dog, Beau, with his blue eye.

Sheila said...

Wow.... this is fantastic! You've got me hankering to paint a critter very soon. Great job Angela!

Art with Liz said...

Beautiful Bandit Angela! Such a wonderful loving expression on his handsome face.

AutumnLeaves said...

I am guessing he is looking up at his mommy with all that love in his big happy face! He looks like everything his mom says he is. Isn't it nice to make friends at work! Lucky for all of you! Beautifully done, Angela!

Diana Marshall said...

another heart rending portrait, beautiful. You just want to give him a hug!

Dean H. said...

A completely wonderful painting, Angela!! Yes...I think the doggie is well loved!

Kerri Settle said...

You can't deny that he's loved, just look at that face; you captured a VERY happy and beautiful dog wonderfully.

Maggie Mayer said...

Awhhh!!! Bandit is sooo cute. I like his story and love the way you've painted him all smiley. Great job Angela!

Gwen Bell said...

Terrific portrait, Angela. What a great smile! Boston Terrier/Border Collie, huh...now that's an Odd Couple, but he's a real cutie!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Angela, your dog portraits are unparalleled...love his eyes!

Carol Horzempa said...

Angela, so glad you stopped by my blog which led me to yours. I really enjoyed looking at your lovely pet portraits, especially the one of Bandit. Fantastic!

patricia cotterill said...

Angela, I love this painting. I have never painted a dog portrait. After seeing Bandit I am inspired to do so.

sam said...

Beautiful Angela, a great expression, he really looks very friendly)

dominique eichi said...

My goodness you capture your animals so beautifully.
His expression is wonderful he was loved by your paint brush.