Sunday, February 15, 2009

Daisy the Maltese

This is the first of three portraits I did for a friend. Her Maltese was rejected as being "showable" because of her pink nose. We made a couple of changes along the way because she wanted her to look more like "Elmo" from Sesame Street.

These are all oil on 6x6 gallery wrapped canvas.

21 comments:

Dean H. said...

Really love the enlarged image of the Maltese! It shows fascinating brush work and colors. The dark, reflective, eyes are great with the hints of brown color.

Michelle Burnett said...

Daisy is adorable! And I see the resemblace to Elmo...cute and cuddly!

Karie said...

How cute, if I had a friend who did a portrait like this me I would be so pleased, what a liucky friend you have!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

How adorable! Love the brush work!

artbyakiko said...

Daisy is definitely cute!!

Paulo J. Mendes said...

I love the brush work and the cute expression, too. Well done!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Cute! She does look a bit like Elmo!

r garriott said...

Hi Sheila,
You've done it again...Another lovely painting. Yes, yes, to what everybody else said already and great expression, the brushstrokes of fur emanatig out from the center above the nose, so true, so real. Really wonderful shades of purples and grays in the shodow tones. And those dark button eyes!

Madd Sketch said...

that's so cute! looks sorta like my dog when she looks at me lol. Only Coco's got a dirtier color.

Art with Liz said...

Oh Sheila, I agree with everyone here. What lovely luscious paintwork - fabulous!

Deirdre said...

Hi S. Love your maltese. I am going to do paintings of Chihuahuas for next months Mexican exhibition. Should be a lot of fun. Thanks for always having a look at my blog and leaving such kind comments. Much appreciated. Regards D

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Terrific Sheila, The little dog seems ready to pet. You really love your animals!!!

Vern Schwarz said...

Beautiful little painting Sheila. Love those pleading eyes.

Cynthia said...

Good morning Sheila, I found you through the blog maze and stopped by to enjoy your cute and clever little dog painting. I also enjoy art though I see you have much talent and skill. I'm glad that you have the life situation to express yourself in this most heartfelt manner. I over from Oasis in Puerto Rico. Have a lovely day! <3

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi sheila!
oh emmitt and i missed you while i was away!
happy belated valentine's day!
i love your maltese!
xoxoxo
melissa

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Well done Shelia! Wonderful texture and color. My maltese has a light brown nose. They said it would turn black, but never did. You really captured the expression :D

Tracey Clarke said...

I love dogs...this is a cute one! Great, Sheila!
Great brushwork.

Karie said...

Congratulations Sheila, I've given you an award for your blog!!!!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

You've been "tagged" :-)

Go to my latest blog entry to find out the details.

Edward Burton said...

Very adorable, Sheila! Nice job!

James Parker said...

Elmo? I wondered why I felt like tickling her.