Saturday, February 5, 2011

CASSIE


8x10 oil on canvas sold

Cassie is an Ibizan Hound and belongs with the set of 5 portraits I recently painted for Cowgirl's foster mother. I had never seen an Ibizan before this time, this smooth hair beauty is gorgeous and a delight to watch in action. Because Ibezians are sighthounds, Cassie's attention span was unbelievable; she has the ability to hyper-focus on one very small thing, which was most helpful in trying to photograph her for this painting. Also, Ibizans have the most graceful necks and a regular dog collar will simply slip off their heads, instead they need a martingale collar. Cassie and Pocket (you'll see her portrait next) have a collection of collars from 2 Hounds Design, please take a look at their beautiful collars and leashes here, truly works of art. Although Cowgirl does not have the graceful neck that Cassie does, I will be ordering a gorgeous collar for her, she does deserve it, does she not?

13 comments:

Ann Rogers said...

Why of course, Cowgirl deserves the very best! This is such a beautiful portrait, Angela, was not familiar with the breed.

martinealison said...

Quelle douceur se décrit dans le merveilleux portrait que vous avez peint... Mes félicitations.
Gros bisous et bon week-end

Gwen Bell said...

Gorgeous! You've really captured her intelligent gaze!

AutumnLeaves said...

Cassie is a true beauty, Angela. Oh I do love dogs so much. Her collar is a work of art too.

Dean H. said...

Gorgeous dog...so unique and alert! Very well done Angela!

Diana Marshall said...

Beautiful portrait, what a handsome girl she is.

sam said...

Thats a beautiful portrait Angela)

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

What a gorgeous animal...you have captured her so beautifully in this portrait!!! Just beautiful Angela and I have never seen one of these beauties in person!!!

Edward Burton said...

Absolutely wonderful, Angela. I love the way you composed her portrait.

L.Holm said...

She is beautiful, and your portrait is superb. You've captured all of the grace and alert focus that you describe. I'm also in awe that you've got her nose looking wet, and her color really 3-d. Great, great work.

L.Holm said...

I meant to type that her "collar" is 3-d. but so is she!

Stephen Parker said...

Love the color harmony in this on, Angela. Beautiful portrait.

MichelleZ said...

I love this painting, Cassie is a beautiful dog. She reminds me of a Whippet that I once owned.

...and yes collars on those kinds of dogs are an issue. I think Griffon had a cat collar for a while and then a harness. He really liked to run and was hard to catch. :)