Thursday, September 13, 2007

Meet Bianca...the Boxer Puppy!

"Miss Bianca"
12" x 13" acrylic on canvas

From the earlier "sneak peek" is the full finished painting commission of Miss Bianca, the Boxer Puppy. Bianca's Mom, Donna had mentioned to me that the day the photo (I worked from) was taken, it was snowing and it was the first time Bianca have ever seen snow! Being that the name, Bianca also means "white" and "pure"...I though a snowy background would be perfect for this sweet little girl!

And speaking of snow...the end of summer is coming fast, isn't it? The days are getting shorter and the nights cooler. In Colorado, you can tell the season is changing when the Black-Eyed Susan flowers are blooming everywhere and the Geese fly back to town. It's a bit melancholy...but beautiful at the same time.

Summer Sleeps

Flowers close their
tired eyes
and dream of
soft winds
and golden horizons

Winter starts to bloom
with somber flourish
in all her

icy grandeur

Don't forget though

She is just as beautiful
as her cool arms
cradle parched meadows
yearning for a first
of release.

-Linda O'Neill


Amy C Evans said...

What a cute puppy Miss Bianca is! Our dog, Jackson, is part boxer. We got him from the pound, though, so I can only imagine how cute he must have been as a puppy.

Beautiful poem, too, Miss Linda.

Tara Ross Studios said...

It is changing here in Seattle too. It won't be long before I turn the heat on. I love the fall!

Karine said...

That painting of Bianca is so so so wonderful, Linda!!! I love the snowy background. No fall feeling yet here, so I enjoy reading about fall from everyone else...

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Oh Linda! Bianca is so beautiful and wonderful! She just jumped off my screen and made me smile!
I love her expression and the background is perfect!
XO Melissa

Sandy T-S said...

Linda, this is such a beautiful painting! Winter is my favorite time of year and I just love the snow! What a perfect background for Bianca! I sure enjoyed your poem too!

Ro Bruhn said...

What a beautiful face, you paint them so well Linda

Ruth Welter said...

Linda, she is just beautiful..I love, love , love the snow, it's perfect.

Clare said...

Hi Linda! Miss Blanca is beyond precious -- you outdid yourself with this one!!! She looks so real and absolutely adorable. I really love the blue background with snow. Moose wonders if she has a boyfriend yet.

Gilson said...

She has such a warm look on her face. It seems to blend with the comforting atmosphere of winter!

Lynne said...

OMG... that little boxer puppy nose looks like you could just reach right out and touch it! Great work!


So sweet! I'm ready for winter. If only I had a dog to romp around in the snow with...

I'm finally back in the swing of things after adjusting to teacher mode once again. Glad you enjoyed your vacay!!!

Bronwyn, said...

I like this background, Linda. :-)

KSedlak said...

I just found your blog through Creative Thursday. This picture is just adorable.
I am so glad I discovered you.

cowbelly said...

Holy cow! How come i never saw this before? It is my very favorite Abby Creek Studios piece! I positively love it Linda. :-)