Friday, December 31, 2010

WATCHDOG


8x10 oil on canvas panel
This is my contribution for Some Texas Artists Like to Paint for this month's chair theme. Cowgirl (who was supposed to be a petite little lap dog, now weighs a whopping 26 pounds at 10 months) loves to do important things like watch for dangerous activities out the front windows or the back french doors...dangerous activities like neighbors walking pets and heaven forbid, leaves blowing in the wind!

The last couple of posts have been so difficult to photograph without a chalkiness or glare upon the image, please squint and pretend the chalky colors are actually rich and deep. Now that Christmas has passed, I can begin to share some of the commissions I have recently completed. Thank you for your comments and visits, I wish each of you a very Happy New Year!

14 comments:

LindaHunt said...

She is so sweet. You have captured her personality perfectly. Seems to be princess of the house.

Linda Popple said...

Cowgirl is sooo cute and a perfect watchdog!! :-)

Happy New Year!

Carol Horzempa said...

Beautiful portrait, Angela. What a darling dog, love her pose and what a cute name!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a sweetie...and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work!!! Happy New Year Angela!!!

Dana Cooper said...

You really are the best at these dog portraits Angela...darling!

Fay Akers said...

Happy New Year to you too.
My camera has been acting up too. I wonder if digital camera go bad after awhile.

sam said...

Thats a great portrait Angela so attentive, have a great New Year!

Pattie Wall said...

Cute little (oops, bigger) dog. I sometimes have that problem with my photos as well. I end up waiting til a different day and time/dryness to see if that helps and if all else fails, there is always Photoshop. Happy New Year, hope it's a good one!

Gwen Bell said...

I can tell who rules the roost at the Elledge house! What an adorable young lady Cowgirl has become. Beautiful work, Angela!

Susan Carlin said...

What a fun series of dog portraits! Love the name "Cowgirl" for this cutie. Getting a good photo of a painting is always a struggle, isn't it? I'll add my wishes for a great New Year....

hmuxo said...

Very sweet portrait Angela. Beautifully done.

Sheila said...

Happy New Year to one of the sweetest and most talented ladies I know. Love this portrait because she is positively melting into the chair.

I have to confess I wept when I read about Duke. You need to submit his story to Reader's Digest [along with the painting of course] or the National SPCA magazine!

AutumnLeaves said...

She is one gorgeous little girl! She found her spot too (looks like the back of the couch?)! Always wonderful work, Angela!

Randy Saffle said...

Cute painting! Angela, If you have a scanner give it a try instead of the camera. Works pretty good for small work.