Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Nicia


This is a little 8x10 watercolor on board that I am giving to the Pet Depot Owner for having me have the "meet the artist" day at her store.  She liked the event so much that she booked three more days in the next three months to do the same.  [This is despite the fact, I only got one commission]  So it was a struggle because I'm not that competent with watercolor but I thought I'd try it anyway.  What's she gonna say?  I started this last month, put it away for a couple of weeks, bought some gouache for the small details to see if it would help.  Oh well, that's the advantage when it's a gift and not a commission right? 
XoP

22 comments:

artbyakiko said...

Wonderful expression on the dog. She will LOVE it!

The Bull said...

I think it came out wonderful.

adebanji said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL! Your handling of this medium here is superb!!

Tracey Clarke said...

Well done, Sheila. This is lovely.to

Edward Burton said...

Great job, Sheila! It's a very sweet painting.

Pusha V said...

Nice work on this!

Carrie Griesemer said...

Wow, you are really making leaps with these animal portraits, this guy turned out really nice!!

dominique eichi said...

Actually this piece is fabulous, I love the expression. Well done Sheila

Pusha V said...

I saw your comment lol. My avatar is from a tv show called the boondocks which is based off of a comic strip.
I just like the character.

I have to get back to updating my blog.

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

This is a soulful portrait of a dog. Wow!! Very well done. I think your pet paintings really stem from the heart.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

She will love it!!

Manon Doyle said...

The painting came out great Sheila! The owner of the store will love it! Congrats on your booking!!

Judy Mackey said...

Sheila - this is gorgeous!! You should be very proud of this painting and the pet depot owner will be thrilled...

pencilportraits said...

Fantastic Sheila, I am so jealous and wish I could paint

Christine's Arts said...

I hope she loves it, you captured such a great personality. So cute! I was driving by a kennel yesterday (lots of barking going on) and thought of you. Another place to put your business card and offer commissions! :)

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This is my favorit.
Well done my friend well done.

L.Holm said...

Sooo sweet. Absolutely beautiful. You can do everything so well!!!

Mona said...

Sheila, it doesn't look like it was a struggle at all. It's beautifully done, and fresh-looking. I hope you'll go for more watercolor!

Patrice said...

This is fabulous, Sheila. I especially love how you added the toy.

Linda (Artwolf) said...

Its brilliant Sheila. I use anything that works, and what you used looks fantastic. Lindax

Sheila E. said...

So Cute and wonderful, it reminds me of my babies (dogs) how they love to have a chew toy.

Rebecca said...

Wonderful portrait! The pup has sort of sweet sad puppy dog eyes and yet the toy says ... "spoiled happy baby". Keep up the great work.