Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Look at Lucy!

"Lucy"
10" x 11" acrylic on canvas

Here's the final result of the "it's yellow and it sniffs" hint I was talking about the other day...the lovely Miss Lucy, a yellow Lab from Denver. Lucy's favorite thing to do is go for hikes in the beautiful hills of Colorado. This bundle of energy was a pure joy to paint!

For a little inspiration today, head to Susan Tuttle's blog...it's one of my favorites. I love her photographs, her words and her views on life.

And lastly...here's a pretty cool artsy quote to fill your day...

"The word composition moved me spiritually
and I made it my aim in life to paint a composition.
It affected me like a prayer and filled me with awe."
~ Wassily Kandinsky

Have a good Tuesday!

19 comments:

Patience-please said...

I love the detail of the "L" tag!!!

hugs from a long absent Patience

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Linda! I love, love, love your work! I also took your advice (as I often do) & went to Susan's blog. What a treat!
Thanks for the tip.

Nancy and the fatties said...

Linda, I just saw Dudley's portrait on Ruth's blog. You are such a masterful pet portrait artist! Lucy is gorgeous too. You have such a way of capturing the eyes and filling them with love.
many pughugs from Texas!

Sheila said...

Aaah.... just wanna give him a treat!

Wonderful painting...

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi linda!
oh lucy is beautiful! what a magical portrait!
i love her id tag too!

CHRISTINE HUMPHRIES THROCKMORTON said...

Adorable! I want to be in that field with her!

Susan Tuttle said...

you are so sweet -- thank you:)

what a gorgeous painting!!!

xo

r garriott said...

Isn't she lovely! Nicely done.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Linda, Lucy is so beautiful and you've captured a real "depth" to her eyes that is very captivating.

As always, just wonderful work.

ruth

Rebecca said...

lovely work. The tag is great and the dot of orange is like a splash of chipotle warming everything up, almost like the summer sun.

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

Linda, you do wonderful dog portraits. I love the painting of Lucy!

That's a great quote too.

Hugs,
And a hug for Maisie!
Donna

Amy C Evans said...

I love Lucy! Such a great portrait-sitter. So regal ;) And you KNWO I love that "L" on her tag.

Manon Doyle said...

Lucy is adorable Linda! The background is perfect!
"Blue River" is awesome!!! The colors rock!

Sandy said...

wow, what a great job and beautiful dog....I'm trying to catch up on places I haven't been lately so need to scroll down and see what you've been up to. I love this painting. I will check her link out also.

Sandy Mastroni said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful dog
I can almost feel his cold nose

NeereAnDear said...

LA LA LUCY!! Beautiful painting ... I havent seen one piece of work that you have done that I didnt like .... awesome!!

So lifelike.... You are the BEST!!

PJ IS SENDING HER USUAL KISSES TO YOU AND MAISE

HUGS
JO

Taddybear59 said...

I'm one of the lucky fellas who lives with Lucy and I couldn't be more pleased wih the porrait! Brava!! You captured her beauty and the "old soul" in her eyes perfectly! Thank you SO much!!

2 Dog Studio said...

Linda! Linda!
What an AWESOME painting! Very touchable :)

Colleen Mulrooney said...

I love this Lab! Really cool "illustration" type feel to it. Really nice