Friday, July 24, 2009

This is Ranger

Ranger is owned by a minister that is being transfered out of her parish to serve in another community in Southern California. This is a going away present from her friends that all 'congregate' at the dog park with their dogs.







12x12 oil on canvas

24 comments:

Krista Hasson said...

This is awesome I love it. You do such a fantastic job on dogs you really capture them!

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful portrait, Sheila - you captured a great expression.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Love this Sheila, Ranger is gorgeous!

James Oh said...

Sheila,

Another wonderful portrait from you again. You really enlighten our lives and I would like to express my sincere thanks to you, my dear friend.

Wish you have a greater success and look forward to seeing another gorgeous creation from you.

Wish you have a lovely weekend.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Hey popular girl, your brushwork is getting bolder and your colors are SO vivid!! Love watching your progress Sheila, keep it up!!

Hellenne Vermillion said...

Wow, you really did capture the dog's personality! Great work!

sonja moser said...

thank u for posting sheila. what a handsome canine with delicious pink tongue salivating for a raw meat dinner.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Wonderful portrait, Sheila! one of your best.

Gwen Bell said...

Great expression! Another awesome Pet Portrait, Shelia. You just get better and better all the time! Love that soft brown next to the turquoise background.

christine said...

This is a beautiful portrait, Sheila! And I really like the aqua background, too.

Gary Keimig said...

what a great present. It will be treasured forever as you have done a great job on it.

Deborah Ross said...

Sheila, I have to say that this is my very favorite of your paintings ( so far). I love the way you painted tongue.

Art with Liz said...

What a fantastic portrait Sheila. Your love of animals shines through in this one.

Dean H. said...

Ya just keep getting better'n'better!
Well done, Sheila.

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Great Sheila, dogs have that expression of loyalty and contentment on their face so much of the time and you've captured this is your painting. I'm curious what you have done with the large canvases you posted a few days back? That looked like a fun project (maybe I missed a post).

Manon Doyle said...

Your really doing fantastic work with animal portraits Sheila!
A wonderful gift!

Color Splashes said...

that is such a wonderful present that you have painted. They will love!

pencilportraits said...

What a parting gift Sheila, I'm sure she'll be over the moon

Carrie Jacobson said...

Oh, Sheila, this is one of your best animal portraits so far. I just love it. The happiness! That dog is jumping with it!

jennifer woodburn said...

Wow! Love this one Sheila - you have totally captured the character of this dog. Looking at it just makes me smile. Great background color too!

sam said...

That looks like a happy dog well done!

Dean Grey said...

Sheila!

I completely agree with Gwen here.

This pet portrait not only turned out beautifully but "Ranger" is one of your strongest dog paintings yet!

Nice balance of realism and illustration. Strong anatomy and wonderful close-up composition.

Very well done! Be proud of this one!!

-Dean

Michelle said...

Love the light on his face and his happy expression!

Liz Alvarez said...

I love your work!beatiful and sweet.Congratulations.Liz