Thursday, June 30, 2011

BARDLEDOO #4 of 50


8x8 oil on canvas panel

#4 in the 50/50 series is Bardledoo, a sweet little baby who had a very, very short life. Bardledoo died last month of an unknown virus, but lived life to the fullest in her 4 short months as a cattle working dog and a great buddy to a family of longhorn ranchers. As a cattle dog in training, one of her favorite things was to play with the baby calves. She was particular about people, but was loyal to her favorite person her dad, Mark. Bardledoo's fav foods consisted of june bugs and ice cubes, yum, yum!

12 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

Bardledoo is adorable! I don't think anyone does pets better Angela!!

Shirley Fachilla said...

Your animals are lovely especially Bardledoo.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

What a beautiful pup...so sad..but I'm so happy to see you...haven't visited in a while!!!
Happy Fourth!!!

AutumnLeaves said...

Poor baby...It so makes me sad to learn of anyone losing their precious pets. I know I still cry for missing my big boy, Gio. Bardledoo is a beautiful little puppy and I know his owner will cherish this piece forever, as I do my Gio piece. He is just gorgeous!

Ann Rogers said...

Loving this pet series! Where do you find the time!

Trudy R. Gomez said...

Wonderful rendition - the expression is touching.

Ellen Burkett said...

All of your animal paintings are always so beautifully done. This one too! What a sweet dog!

LindaHunt said...

Such a sweet face...such a touching narrative.

Edward Burton said...

What an absolutely beautiful portrait, Angela! She was such a sweetie.

Gwen Bell said...

What a beautiful tribute to Bardledoo! Such a sweet face. So glad to here he lived his short life to the fullest.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

What a wonderful remembrance for the owner - this is an adorable puppy, and you have done a splendid painting, Angela!

Lorraine Shirkus said...

This is such a terrific portrait! Amazing gentle personality. It's so sad that her life was so short. This is a little being one would miss a lot. Beautifully done!