Wednesday, February 17, 2010

WINSTON & OTHER NEWS

8x10 oil on canvas sold
Winston is a 2nd commission for a couple of outstanding actors in New York. Brian originally had wanted this portrait as a Christmas present for his wife, but my commission list could not accommodate him, so he agreed on his 10th wedding anniversary for his sweet wife, Ashley...congratulations Brian & Ashley! Winston is a little black pomeranian and his portrait will join the portrait I did of his brother, Little Sweetheart Emmett.

As you can see Winston was another one of my black dog commissions, but painting this black dog was a little different from the others. Unlike the other black dogs I've recently painted, Poms have a dense coat so I had the added challenge of not having the sleek shiny coat to paint...instead, I focused on Winston's "come play with me" smile.
February 12, 2010
So, by now I'm sure ya'll are sick and tired of hearing about our snowfall last week, but this was big news for us in Dallas. We received 12-1/2" of snow and it resulted in a day off from school and an appreciation that I know I love snow for a couple of days, but not a real winter's worth of snow like some of you experience.
February 16, 1985
Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary and well, I'm feeling a little brave so, why not show you what we looked like way back when...

Thank you all for visiting; I appreciate your comments very much! Take care. :-D

18 comments:

Ann Rogers said...

Love Winston's cute little smile, the snowfall pic (love Texas snow...here today, gone tomorrow) and of course the wedding photo...great blog post, congratulations to all!

Sheila said...

I love the way you painted Winston! You capture the Pom's very thick but soft fur and the composition is perfect. I really like the way you painted his eyes too.

Congratulations on your Silver Anniversary! You look like a princess bride.

AutumnLeaves said...

Angela, both you and your husband are quite handsome looking (well, I mean you are pretty, not handsome). Beautiful couple for sure and Happy Anniversary! to you both! Snow can be quite pretty, can't it? It does get old once one has to slog around in it though. Anyway, Winston is a beautiful pom; that expression is priceless!

Judy Mackey said...

Winston is wonderful - your commissioners will be very happy!
I know what you mean about the snow - our measley 12-1/2 inches - but heck that was RECORD for us!! I need to washh the grime off my car today - there still were run offs and melted water here and there...
Congratulations on your 25th!

Edward Burton said...

Very wonderful portrait of Winston. We had a pomeranian and she was the sweetest little girl. Congratulations on your 25th year!

sam said...

Lovely pose on Winston Angela, and many happy returns to you and your husband!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

OK. #1 - you were a GORGEOUS bride! What's to need to be brave about??? and your portrait of the Pom is outstanding. Really, really hard to do, and you showed mastery here...

Gwen Bell said...

What an inviting smile...love little Winston and his big personality. I always adore your pet portraits.

Great pic of the snow. Hope you didn't lose any limbs. I lost one big one. Can you believe all the tree trash?

Look at you,Beautiful! Happy Anniversary!

L.Holm said...

Winston is perfect. You did an awesome job with his fur, and his smile is tops! What a cutie.
Your house looks beautiful with all of the frosting!
Congratulations on your anniversary! Hope the next 25 is as happy! :-)

Dean Grey said...

Angela!

Even though Winston may have had a dark coat, you still managed to pump some color into his fur!

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband!

-Dean

Kerri Settle said...

I'm late on the anniversary wishes, but congratulations! My brother has a Pomeranian and you absolutely captured that look.

Roxanne said...

Hi Angela! First of all, I love your pet portraits! Beautiful strokes! I'm impressed...and I'm so glad to have a new artist/blog friend.

Secondly, I want to thank you for your comment. Your words encouraged me...and gave me hope that what I paint might be relevant and of interest. That I'm on the right track. I'm an artist in waiting. Trying to simply focus on painting...in search of my indiviual style. So, at the moment my blog is the best way to follow my progress Thanks for making my day, Angela!

Big hug!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, Angela - I love the wedding photo!
Your painting of Winston is adorable. I love the way you have painted the texture and movement of the fur.

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Maggie Mayer said...

Great job on Winston Angela. Also I love the snow scene and the picture from your wedding. You look like you are on cloud nine...what a beautiful church in the background. Congratulations on your 25th anniversary! I wish you both all the best...

Dean H. said...

Love the bright reflective eyes of Winston! Happy anniversary, you two!!

James Parker said...

Winston's a charmer, Angela. And. wow, did y'all have a beautiful snow. 25 years...seems like yesterday, huh?

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