Thursday, March 21, 2013

girl's best friend

 I have a group of friends that have been together as a tennis team for a while and when one of them has a birthday they pool their money together to get a present.  Many times it is a painting from me.  It was my friend, Tracy's, time to be feted so she decided she wanted a painting of her dog Dixie.  She sent me some pretty good photos of Dixie but I had remembered seeing this one of her on facebook. They look so happy enjoying the lake together.  So.....I complicated it by adding Tracy to the painting.  You know I do not do faces because I agonize over getting it right. (I would almost rather peel my fingernails off than paint a face.)  I also decided to go for it without asking her permission.  Yikes!  I hope she likes it.  I do.
This is painted on an 8 x 10" linen panel.sold
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14 comments:

  1. It's wonderful! I'm sure she will LOVE it! It is a happy feel good painting for sure! Love the strong brushwork!

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  2. I love this too Carol, what a special gift this will be!

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  3. Love, love, love...never again say you don't do faces...know she'll love it alsol!

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  4. Tracy will love this!! It is great!
    I love my rooster!
    Shannon

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  5. Carol, you are so talented! Wonderful job!!

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  6. Your comment about peeling your fingernails off made me laugh. Then I realized that I spend a good part of every day doing just that with my teeth. Sigh...

    Anyway, this piece is so fabulous and I love that your heart comes through this one too.

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  7. Really great job, Carol! You captured the fun I think the face is done quite well. No need to ever peel your nails. Ha!

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  8. What a great birthday present and surprise. The face looks great to me. I want to pull my fingernails off when I paint a landscape or a flower - so I can feel your pain!

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  9. Great job, Carol. I love the lush brushstrokes on the dog's fur, and what a cute face! And I love the hat! Beautiful buttery colors and a glow under the brim. Also love the blue reflection in the sunglasses. So much to love about this!

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  10. What an absolutely beautiful painting and a wonderful birthday reminder. Wish I knew someone who would do this for me on my birthday with my corgi.

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  11. Thank you to all! Your commemts are so nice to hear!!

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  12. You are brave! It turned out great Carol, yes faces are hard and you nailed it. I wanted to say congratulations on your Daily Paintworks Highlight. Well deserved and I loved the paintings you included in your interview. I want to pull my fingernails back when painting a landscape, aren't we funny?

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