Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Christmas Gift

Some time ago, I did a painting of two delightful dogs, Saffie and Lulu (will be posting them soon).  The owner's sister saw the picture and between the two of them, came up with the idea to have their mother's precious dog painted for her for Christmas.

Now, because it was a Christmas present, I never got to meet the dog or take my own photographs.  It can be a bit unnerving painting from photographs of someone you've never met, but in the end we agreed on the best way to crop the picture and this is the result.

Her name is Emmy and she is much loved by her owners.  And you can understand why, looking at that cute face!

Today is January 1.  
Today is the start of a new year that I hope will bring all the richest blessings, peace, harmony and happiness into all your lives.


25 comments:

Prabal said...

Oh Emmy is just sooooo cute. She just brings a smile to my face..

And a very very VERY happy and joyful new year to you Liz.

conservativelybohemian said...

That Emmy is a gorgeous girl, Liz! You did an amazing job capturing something of her personality in her face. Beautiful work!! May you also have a richly blessed new year!

Sharon Wright said...

That is just so beautiful, the dog and the painting. What a splendid gift....I really don't know why everyone doesn't commission a painting for every gift they give!!!!!!!!!!! Happy new year to you, Liz, and may 2012 see your brush loaded with these masterpieces.

Coni said...

oooooooh its adorable! :)

Katherine Thomas said...

It's beautiful! So soft and the background color is so lovely with the fur colors! Their heart is going to melt every time they look at that painting! Happy New Year to you!

Watercolorist said...

What a charming face. You are so good painting fur. I wouldn't even attempt it. Thanks for your comments on my blog. All the best for 2012.
Jean

Anthony Duce said...

Great expression. Enjoy the New Year.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Dear Liz,
This is so wonderfully painted. She is really cute. Love the background color!
I wish you a wonderful and fulfilling year too :)

deepazartz said...

Lovely Liz!
It's really cute:)
Happy New Year!

Celeste Bergin said...

VERY cute dog, I bet this dog portrait was a big hit with the owner!

Jane said...

What a wonderful dog portrait, such a sweet face...you really fall in love with this dog! And you did a great job. Wish you a Happy New Year Liz!

Marty said...

what a wonderful gift ! so cute !
Liz this is a beautiful painting ! I think the owners are happy !
wish you a wonderful new Year Liz
bisous

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This portrait of Emmy is so beautiful!!!!!
I left you a comment a few days ago, but I guess Blogger ate it!
Happy New Year!
love
tweedles

Sue Pownall said...

A charming portrait Liz.

Happy New Year.

hmuxo said...

You did an amazing job with Emmy..she's beautiful and I love her eyes!!!

Harry Kent said...

What an absolute sweetie. And you've captured that so well, Liz.


Hope you had a lovely Christmas. Have a wonderfully creative 2012.

Cheers
Harry

Marian Fortunati said...

What a cutie, Liz!!

Mary said...

What a charming portrait, Liz; I find my eyes drawn back to that irresistible face even as I try to comment (a sign of a most successful painting :>). You have a knack for capturing the essence of your subject whatever it may be, and I think this is amazing work just from a photo.

Barbara Pask said...

What a wonderful painting, I love this face. The eyes are amazing.

Gary Keimig said...

Cute Liz.

Darel Javier said...

I like dogs.. we have a new pug, name mikie she's just 7 months old. :)

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Too cute for words and expertly painted!

Arti said...

Isn't he gorgeous...how did you do it!!!

Χρυσούλα Μαυροπούλου said...

oh,he is so sweet!!!!
a superb work!!!!-)))))

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