Tuesday, December 29, 2009

SULLY

8x10 oil on canvas sold

This is one of several commissions I've been working on before Christmas. Sully is an English Labrador Retriever, otherwise known as a "Blockhead" Lab. They are given this name because of their square or block shaped head. I understand, Sully works hard, plays hard, and in-between, naps hard. At the end of his hard day, I've been told he sleeps hard!

I wish you and your families a very Happy New Year, one filled with lots of art: buying, selling, collecting, and most importantly creating!!

13 comments:

Edward Burton said...

An absolutely beautiful job with Sully, Angela. You captures a sweet expression and wonderful sheen to the coat.

AutumnLeaves said...

What a beautiful painting of Sully, Angela! He is gorgeous and you've taught me something new about dog breeds!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I love the way the light on Sully's coat creates the form, he's beautiful!

pencilportraits said...

Beautiful painting and I never knew they were called blockheads!

Dana Johnson Plein air Artist said...

angela, thanks for your encouraging comments!...the holidays have not slowed your work i see....i see so much movement in sully and a wonderful expression... also love your previous post of the portrait...very diferent and expressive

Tweedles -- that's me said...

There are not enough words to describe the beauty that you captured in that portrait.
Magnificent
xoxo
tweedles

Bill Gavin said...

What a wonderful painting. My Black Lab had a large head, but not a blockhead.

sam said...

Lovely dog Angela, hope you had a great Christmas, and wish you a very special new year!

Ann Rogers said...

Sully might work and play hard, but surely you worked hard at capturing that beautiful sheen on his coat. Your values and colors on this are right on! Nice to see one of your pre Christmas paintings. Happy New Year!

Judy Mackey said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Elise said...

We are so proud to be the parents of Sully and to own this masterpiece. You are amazing and 100% catputred his beauty and personality. Thank you for pouring your heart into this piece. It will forever be cherished. elise and paxton

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Gwen Bell said...

Beautiful job! I like the way you used the intensity of the highlights to define the shapes.