Tuesday, March 1, 2011

ZOE, AGAIN


8x10 oil on gessoed moleskine paper

Some of our Some Texas Artists Like to Paint artists have decided to exchange moleskines. I still have two moleskines to paint in for The Flying Moleskins and am sad to see it come to a close, but so excited to be a part of these wonderful Texas artists. If any of you are interested in doing this yourself, I strongly encourage you to get a group together and do it, you will not regret it!

In trying to decide what to paint on my introduction page of my moleskine, I thought it best to stick with a subject I knew and knew well. One year ago this month, we lost our sweet schnauzer, Zoe. She had been our family pet for 15 years and was most definitely a loved member of our family. She had many funny ways and expressions, this was the look I got from her when she knew she was in trouble. I thought there was too much contrast between Zoe and the background, so I warmed up her beard a bit, but forgot to re-photograph it before mailing my book to Jean Townsend. I am thrilled to begin this new project and cannot wait to see the treasures you all create! You can follow our moleskine exchange at Texas Moleskin Round-Up; please join us!

8 comments:

martinealison said...

Je me souviens de ce moment difficile pour vous et votre petite Zoé était bien mignonne...
Tant d'amour partagé se lit dans votre toile.
Bisous

AutumnLeaves said...

What a gorgeous Zoe...I'm so glad you are so good at what you do, Angela. You have your own beautiful treasure to always keep her with you.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love Zoe's expression. Makes me chuckle. Great memories and painting!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Sweet Zoe...painted with "that magic ingredient"...LOVE!!!
Have a beautiful week Angela!!!

dominique eichi said...

Yea the moleskin exchange lives on now in Texas.
Love Zoe and her expression.

Douglas Clark said...

Saw you on my friends Linda Reedy and Linda Popple's blogs. I love your dog paintings. You will have to come over to Fort Worth some weekend and join one of our paintouts. Doug

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I LOVE the moleskin projects! Zoe looks like a wonderful girl! You painted the love right into the painting! Beautiful!

Linda Nickles said...

This painting is precious, just as Zoe must have been precious to you. Wonderful, expressive face!