Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Look at 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!


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!


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

Susan Tuttle said...

you are so sweet -- thank you:)

what a gorgeous painting!!!


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.


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.

And a hug for Maisie!

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!!



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