Saturday, March 6, 2010

AMAZING GRACE

8x10 oil on canvas sold

Thank you for your recent comments and e-mails it truly means a lot to me. I try to visit as many of your blogs as I can, but I seem to always run short on time.

I had to go out of town unexpectedly this week and am just getting back to viewing all of your paintings and catching up on a pile of e-mails and other business. I spent 8 hours in the car today with 4 of those hours viewing the most beautiful rural landscapes. Most of my day was spent painting in my head while I watched the changing landscapes right before me. Next Saturday is our first Spring plein air day and I feel ready to begin painting landscapes again.

This is Grace, hunting dog extraordinaire. She is such an awesome family dog, that Grace was given the nickname Amazing Grace. Grace's portrait was a birthday present for her owner and his favorite color in the whole wide world is orange. I don't think of orange as a typical favorite color and I have to admit I could not wrap my head around orange as a background color for Grace's portrait. I was pleasantly surprised at how happy orange is and I, and my client, both liked the final results. Thank you again for visiting, take care!

13 comments:

Linda said...

Grace has such a happy look on her face. No wonder she is Amazing Grace! Wonderful painting!

Ann Rogers said...

Amazing Grace is just that..amazing! Think this is my favorite of all the other pooches! How could you not love that face...and that smile!

Carol Horzempa said...

Angela, your painting appeared on my blog list tonight and brought a smile to my face. I just love all your pet portraits but I think this one is my favorite! The orange background looks great too.

AutumnLeaves said...

Angela, Grace is beautiful!! That orange backdrop works so beautifully with her coloring. Her expression is truly 'amazing' too. I also paint in my head!

Sheila said...

How can one not smile when they see Grace! Wonderful job capturing that "Amazing" personality Angela. I'm looking forward to seeing the work that results from your recent trip!

Edward Burton said...

Grace is absolutely wonderful! Her happiness is contagious.

Edward Burton said...

Grace is absolutely wonderful, Angela! Her happiness is contagious.

Dana Cooper said...

I love Grace, she looks eager and happy...and I love the orange!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

As a Tennesseean, I lurrrvvve orange...and I am loving that gorgeous portrait...a smiling dog winning my heart...gorgeous Angela!!!

Pattie Wall said...

Hi Angela - perfect color for this cute pooch! What a nice job you did on the coat and the expression is priceless!

Gwen Bell said...

How do you always manage to elicit the most joyous "smiles" from your furry models? Grace is just delightful. Just has to smile when I saw her. I like the way you kept your palette in the happy gold and red family. So fitting for a pet this full of life!

sam said...

Lovely portrait Angela, really happy dog!

martinealison said...

Je l'aime ce toutou ! Beau travail et sûrement tellement d'amour en vous pour une si belle réalisation