Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Snuggles the Shih Tzu

"Snuggles on the Sofa"
8" x 8" acrylic on canvas
print now available in my Etsy Dog Shop

Here's my latest commission, of the most adorable Shih Tzu...just finished yesterday. My dear friend, Ruth Welter had asked me to paint Snuggles as a companion to the other painting I recently did for her of another one of her Shih Tzu's, Dudley. Ruth did a very special post about Snuggles today so head on over to her blog and read it...I couldn't have said it better. Snuggles was a wonderful, sweet dog and I'm so honored to have been asked to paint the little man. Thank you, Ruth!

15 comments:

Apple said...

You are very talented!! I love your abtract paintings and your animal ones too! :)

CHRISTINE HUMPHRIES THROCKMORTON said...

I just want to give this dog a big smooch. Gorgeous work on the fur. And I love the background...I could have sworn it was collage.

Sheila said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah..... just want to snuggle him.... oops! That's his name! That means you did an awesome job.

Ruth Welter said...

Linda....a million thank you's for such a beautiful portrait of little Snuggles.

Pet portraits in general but your work in particular is just a wonderful way to always remember a beloved pet....even if they are no longer physically with you.

Thanks again for the great job.

Ruth

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi linda!
oh my gosh! this set of shitzus that you created for ruth are just magical!
i love dudley and snuggles!
xoxoxo
m

Rebecca said...

This is so lovely. Nice background and the little orange bow really pops against the blue. Very sweet.

Jill Beninato said...

You nailed the Shih Tzu expression perfectly ,Linda. The colors are perfect.

Leslie Moore said...

Wonderful eyes! And the texture of his fur is so fine. Great job, Linda!

lizzyl said...

she is just adorable! i think you really captured her spirit!

Diane said...

Beautiful work, Linda!

Sandy said...

Fantastic!!! Wonderful painting and now off to see the rest of what you have been doing.

Lynne said...

You have so much talent Linda! I know it seems like I've fallen off the planet lately -- but I've started to come back to life, and am trying to catch up with all my favorite blogs... yours is definitely at the top of the list!

Lots of hugs to you and Maise! (or should I say, Calamity Jane?)

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

Linda, what a beautiful portrait of Snuggles! You are a fabulous dog portrait artist. Love your work.

Hugs,
Donna

Manon Doyle said...

Snuggles is beautiful! You've really done a fantastic job with her coat and the background is awesome!

Julie said...

this is such a cute painting Linda. I love the colors you used in it.