Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mina's partner - Celeste!

This is a companion portrait of Celeste. She is the other dog my client has and is the complete opposite from Mina. The client allowed me to be a little more expressive with her because she described Celeste's puppy like behavior which is the Ying to Mina's calm and serene Yang.

When she saw this portrait, she wrote: "Celeste is such a doof – you’ve captured that perfectly!!"

She certainly was fun to paint and I appreciate it when clients give me a little more artistic freedom.




20x15 oil on canvas board

26 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

My namesake! I love your expressive Celeste...she does look like a very fun animal with lots of personality..that comes across!

-Don said...

This is a perfect representation of a doof. Great job capturing her personality. I love how the composition explodes out from her fun-loving face. -Don

Kathy said...

She looks playful and adorable! Nice job!

AutumnLeaves said...

You've captured a quality in Celeste, Sheila, that makes me want to get down on the floor and play with her! She looks a bright, lively, and spirited girl!! Great job!!

Angela Elledge said...

I agree, lots of personality dominating this canvas, Celeste is one very happy pup; outstanding work!!

Manon Doyle said...

I love this one Sheila!! You've really got a way with animals!! Love the pink collar and tongue!!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

What a fun piece this is. No one could look at that painting and not know that this is a fun loving excitible young dog. Great job!

Edward Burton said...

What a fun Painting, Sheila - it's great!

Sheila E. said...

So Cute! and lovable, you really captured the spirit of a playful and fun loving pet. Nice!

Michelle said...

Celeste looks like a happy dog! Love her eyes and how the similar colored background makes them stand out.

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

The direct brush strokes give a real vitality to this painting. I think it is the assuredness that makes it have such an appealing look. Nice painting

Carol Horzempa said...

Great job Sheila! You really captured this pups personality!

Lokelani Forrest said...

Hi Sheila...Missed Mina so went back to look. Cute puppies. Celeste has so much personality and looks like a pup who would just lick you to death. Great job on both.

Marie Theron said...

Such a fun painting, very alive and sparkling, Sheila!

Gary Heller said...

Wow, what a sweet and delightful portrait. Your color and texture always impress me.I'm sure the client loves this. Can you make me look that good. . .? :)

Art with Liz said...

She looks like a totally fun dog! Great painting Sheila.

Mary Paquet said...

Love the way you captured Celeste's personality. Your artistic license yielded a perfect piece! I am so happy to see that the commissions continue to flow. Nice work!

L.Holm said...

cute!!! Love the pink collar and whimsical smile. Happy pup!

David Larson Evans said...

Lovely little puppy ,lovely little painter.

Dean Grey said...

Sheila!

I think you captured the dog's high energy perfectly.

The swirled backdrop and Celeste's happy expression are lively indeed!

-Dean

Eva said...

Oh, so fun and free! It really has life to it. Great job!

Nicki said...

Love the joie de vive in this pups face!

sam said...

A very fun portrait Sheila, I think theres a lot of you here)

Catherine Jeffrey said...

You have really captured the personality and character of this lovely puppy dog. And you have achieved it by giving it your own personal expression. The pink really adds to the lively cheerful quality. Well done!

Gwen Bell said...

Love the fun energy in this! I had to laugh because she looks like such a goof. I imagine this painting says it all! Wonderful!

Rinalia said...

Hey Sheila,

I know it is SUPER late in coming, but here's at least one picture of Mina with her portrait on the wall. I know it doesn't show your paintings clearly, but I think it captures beautifully the Mina you painted. I'll get more at some point: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rinalia/4988614696/in/photostream/.

I just wanted to once again extend my gratitude for the paintings. When I bought my first home I knew exactly where the paintings should go - they are the first thing everyone sees when they walk in!