Sunday, December 26, 2010

Fozzie's fun!

I am assuming the recipient has received this painting from her mother as a Christmas present so I'm posting Fozzie.

The wonderful lady who commissioned Fozzie is a volunteer at the East Bay SPCA. She had seen some of my donated painting of shelter dogs and cats and asked if I could paint her daughter's furry family member. She provided a couple of photos and we were off and running. Her daughter cannot hang anything on her concrete apartment walls so mom is including a decorative easel for Fozzie to sit on. I hope she likes my rendition Fozzie.






8x6 oil on panel

14 comments:

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Wonderful job Sheila! It's great to see you posting again. Wishing you a happy new year!

Linda Popple said...

Welcome back! Fozzie is really cute!

Darlene Twitchell said...

I love it Sheila! It's so full of life!

Julie Hill said...

Sheila....so nice to have you back in Blogville. Your lil' ones are a brilliant concept and so well executed. You have given them all a cherished piece for a lifetime. And this doggie...very full of personality.

Angela Elledge said...

Merry Christmas Sheila, love Fozzie especially that bright green background. I'm thrilled to see all of your new paintings...and you, too!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Sheila, Fozzie looks wonderful, bright eyed and alert! You captured the shapes and expression of the dog superbly! Cool!

martinealison said...

Son expression, comme très souvent on retrouve chez les chiens abandonnés à la SPA, me fend le coeur. Comment ne pas repartir d'un chenil sans lui, en regardant un tel regard ? Il n'a pas besoin de parler...
Magnifique tableau et je suis certaine que sa nouvelle maîtresse est en adoration devant votre oeuvre.
Gros bisous à vous Sheila et bon retour...

Art with Liz said...

Gosh it's great to see you back Sheila! Could never figure out your facebook thing! And lucky people to get Fozzie for Christmas.

Spiritartartist said...

W O D E R F U L !

Dean H. said...

Fozzie looks spectacular, Sheila! The daughter is sure to LOVE it.
Great to see you back, lady!

Hope you had a Merry Christmas.
May your New Year be filled with Blessings and Rewards!

Mary Paquet said...

Sheila, your art continues to develop with such luscious strokes. I was delighted to find your blog active -- I seem to have lot you for a while and was very sad.

I agree on the Salvation Army. My mom was 7 when their home was flooded to the second story in a horrific Vermont flood. When their family was taken from the home in a boat and Mom and kids went to live with relatives in another city while dad spent a year rebuilding, it was the Salvation Army that gave her shoes and clothes. She said the Red Cross would do nothing, so she always encouraged our generosity to the Salvation Army.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

-Don said...

Fozzie is cool! At least, he is as you've painted him. Great job!

-Don

Carol Horzempa said...

Shiela, love the lively expression you captured in Fozzie and your spontaneous brushstrokes.

Dean Grey said...

For some reason my eye keeps noticing the little bits of brown in the fur even though it doesn't dominate the painting.

Hmmm.....

-Dean