Wednesday, April 21, 2010

JOLIE FOR DANA COOPER

approx. 5.5" x 16" nfs
oil on gessoed moleskine

For Dana Cooper's moleskine titled Dreams and The Flying Moleskins blog, I chose to paint this beautiful retriever named Jolie. This is a preview for an upcoming memorial portrait I will be painting for Jolie's family. She was named Jolie Blonde after a very well known and beautiful Cajun song. There are many versions of the song Jolie Blonde and you can search ITunes to listen a bit. When I complete Jolie's official portrait, I'll tell you more about her and the joy she brought her sweet family.

Thank you so much for your kind comments and e-mails about the video I posted for my school. It is truly a special place, filled with the most wonderful people! Take care.


19 comments:

Paige said...

You captured Jolie perfectly. I can still see her on her favorite spot in my bed looking at me with those eyes.
Thanks,
Paige

martinealison said...

On ne peut pas peindre aussi bien les animaux en ne les aimant pas...
Your painting is very beautiful full of love...

James Parker said...

Angela, your poochtraits are beyond compare. You capture the expressions and personality perfectly.

AutumnLeaves said...

Jolie is just so...tres jolie!!! A love submission for Dana's moleskin, Angela!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I think Jolie is smiling...great painting!!!

Linda said...

This is a wonderful composition!. Jolie has such a sweet expression. Love it!

Stephen Parker said...

Beautiful job on Jolie, Angela. She looks worth memorializing.

Dean H. said...

Jolie certainly has a dreamy expression in her eyes....Well done, Angela!
I remember the song "Joli Blon' from my child hood.

Ann Rogers said...

I know Dana will be soooooo thrilled. Another wonderful "Angela portrait", well done!

Gwen Bell said...

Love your style! The positioning looks so great with this pose.

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Dana Cooper said...

Angela, I can't believe I didn't leave a post here about this beautiful painting...
Though I come to your site to see new work I'm secretly delighted to see Jolie front and center...I love it, thank you!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Beautiful work Angela! Love your pups and your lovely Lake Martin pictures. We have a lake Martin in Alabama too. Big, beautiful lake.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Beautiful work Angela! Love your pups and your lovely Lake Martin pictures. We have a lake Martin in Alabama too. Big, beautiful lake.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

This is precious. Really love the format. Beautiful painting. Dana's gotta love it.

LindaHunt said...

What a sweet face. I like the elongated canvas and the placemnt of the Jolie.

Judy Mackey said...

Sweet, sweet painting!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I love the expressive way you used your brushstrokes to support her personality - so lively! I bet her family will Looooooove this!

Pattie Wall said...

Nice composition and color, Angela. She looks to have been about a great story. You have added so much character to this one.