Tuesday, January 24, 2012

MAMBO

12x24 oil on canvas, sold

Now that Christmas is past, I can share what I was busy with before the end of the year. Mambo's painting was one of two paintings commissioned by a friend's husband. I love how husbands call me a couple of weeks prior to their special events...actually, I love how husbands think of paintings for special events! :)

On the day after Christmas in 2006, celebrating the holidays in Corsicana, Tx at the family's ranch, Mambo wandered up with a stick in his mouth. The young couple did the obvious; they threw the stick. He was elated. That first game of fetch lasted over an hour, and by the end Mambo had taken his hold on their hearts. After an exhaustive search for the prior owners, Mambo was adopted. Fetch remains his all time favorite activity!

I can attest to Mambo's love of fetch; Cowgirl and Mambo have had a couple of play dates, as long as there is nothing to fetch, Mambo will happily play with Cowgirl. I'll post the companion to this painting in my next posting.


9 comments:

Douglas Clark said...

Beautiful painting of Mambo. You captured so much life and exspression.

Dana Cooper said...

Another outstanding pet portrait Angela...no one does it better!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wow- this portrait is more than beautiful!
love
tweedles

Ann Rogers said...

Another fabulous pet portrait, Angela, and the blacker the coat, the harder to capture. But as always, you delivered a beautiful painting.

martinealison said...

Une peinture surperbe de Mambo...
J'aime particulièrement l'expression de son regard profond, cette petite lueur qui brille... Il a également une très belle couleur de robe.
J'ai hâte de voir prochainement son compagnon de jeu.
Gros bisous à vous et bravo!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Mambo is beautiful and I am so happy to know there is a happy ending to Mambo's tail...er...tale. Beautiful work, Angela!

T.Gomez said...

Love the captured elation in this painting. My muse Mackie, a lab, loves fetch also.

carol morgan carmichael said...

I love your stories of the pets you paint as much as your beautiful paintings. Look forward to seeing more.

Edward Burton said...

You did such a beautiful job, Angela.