Thursday, January 10, 2008

A Gimpy Girl and a Golden

My sweet Maisie Rose
(not really wanting this picture taken!)

I know, I know...calling Maisie a Gimpy Girl is not very nice of me. We're actually calling her Pegleg now! Guess you gotta have a sense of humor in these cases. That's all you can do. I have to say though...isn't she cute with her new beautiful scarf on? My very special friend, Kate made it for her...thank you so much Kate! Seems her Chocolate Lab, Lytton has a crush on Maisie and wanted Maisie to be nice and warm here in Colorado this winter. And did Lytton know it would match her cast?? That is too cute!

12" x 13" acrylic on canvas

Here is another one of my Christmas commissions...of Arcea, a beautiful older Golden Retriever. He has the sweetest eye lashes...and heart to match. It was a pleasure to paint this boy.

Have a nice Thursday...tomorrow I will be back with pictures of two wonderful gifts I received for Christmas this year!


Tara Ross Studios said...

So sweet!

Rebecca said...

You have got to paint her in this cast! What a great photo. I love her ears!

kate said...

Oh Maisie,

You look adorable in your new scarf with that huge cast on. Lytton's just been to have a look ... and thinks Maisie is pretty amazing for letting her picture be taken. (She does have that look in her eyes of, How do I get out of this?)

Maisie must be trying to figure out ways of how to get that cast off!

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Linda!
Oh Maisie looks so stylish in her pink cast and scarf! I am excited to see you two tomorrow!
I LOVE your Golden painting! You are so amazing and inspiring!

Patience-please said...

OH Maisie Maisie! We gave you a little award (it's on our blog). Hopefully it will bring lots of positive healing energy for broken toes, and bring some new dog lovers to see some beautiful art.

all the best-
Patience and the whippets

Karine said...

That is one BIG, PINK cast!! No wonder Maisie has that look on her face! Pono sends her kisses. That painting of the Golden is wonderful - look at the glint in that old boy's eye's! So cute.

Donna said...

I just found your blog and your art is wonderful! I too, love art and dogs! I will be back to read more of your posts, as I don't have the time right now.
Have a great day!
Donna :)

Shari Beaubien said...

Oh my goodness, LOOK at her!! Poor thing! She reminds me of Montgomery when he had his foot bandaged. At least it's flashy! Nice scarf, too. And your retriever painting is so lovely and soulful. The green background is perfect, too! Hugs, Shari

Moira said...

My very wise Irish grandmother used to say everything happens in 3s. So perhaps Maisie is just getting everything out of the way for years of smooth sailing and no more emergency vet visits for her parents.

Poor, sweet girl. I hope she's on the mend soon.

Garden Painter Art said...

Linda: Poor, poor Maisie. Boy, she sure has been through the ringer, hasn't she? Well, she's still quite lovely even with her bright pink cast.

And...I have to say, you really captured the age in the Golden Retriever's eyes. I just want to reach in that painting and give that ol' dog a big hug.

Garden Painter Art

NeereAnDear said...

Hi Linda,

Here is my take on this... I like to think that perhaps these things were going to happen to sweet Maise anyway but she happened upon wonderful loving people to take care of her whereas had she been adopted by someone else that may not have been the case... you "rescued" her ...


womann in glass said...

Hi Abby, thanks for you visit on my blog. Lovely paintings you make of dogs.
If you like you can join us on a dog and catlovers blog

The dog with me on the photo is Tommy, we adopted him 2 months ago. He was a straydog in Spain. He is great and we are so happy with him. Your photo with your dog is beautiful

Jill Beninato said...

Maisie looks so stylish in her scarf and hot pink cast...She has the best ears! I also love this painting of the golden, the green backgound and her sweet eyes are beautiful...

Lynne and the puppies said...

OMG! What a cutie pie Maise is all dressed up in her winter finery! Such a cute scarf and bootie to match! That is one stylin' puppy!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the painting of arcea! You did such a great job on the eyes... but you know what I love almost as much? The mouth -- I can almost feel that puppy's tongue! Such talent you have! Keep up the awesome work!

chocolate girl said...

oh maisie, you are so adorable. you look so loved in your cast and your scarf :)

tell you sweet mommy that i finally got to the tag and thank her for me, it was a fun post to do!

take care and big furry hugs!

ps...the portrait of arcea is beautiful!

Jonna Barnett said...

Love Maisie's new scarf. Also love the portrait of Arcea. Lovely. I've posted some pics of the rest of our canine kids.

mutt nutt said...

Linda, you must also paint her cast, make it all pretty! Poor booboo. Toby, Zeus and Coco send her their xoxo's!

Ruth Welter said...

Well, your little peg leg as you call her is adorable as always.

Your newest painting is a surprise there, all yoru work is.

cowbelly said...

I don't know whether to laugh or feel sorry for Maisie. I guess a little bit of both, lol!

Look at the upside, she will have Popeye-leg by the time she gets that cast off, and when she lifts her hand to say "talk to the paw" people will listen!!

Love the sweet golden boy too Linda. He looks very soft.

dog face girls said...

Maisie, we're sending you positive healing thoughts.. And Linda, I love Claudine Hellmuth's work.
And your painting are so beautful.