Thursday, September 03, 2009

A Fabulous Frenchie!

"Woodford"
13" x 16" acrylic on canvas

Here's my latest commission...of Woodford, the French Bulldog. He's sitting on his purple blanket...looking up with his big beautiful brown eyes. What a perfect name for a perfect Frenchie too, don't you think? It was a real joy to paint this little man!

Below is the bounty I collected from our vegetable garden last night. It looked so beautiful in the bowl that I had to take a picture for you. Most of it will be gone soon...hot off the grill...heading for my stomach. Grilled organic vegetables and fish, some good bread and a chilled glass of chardonney...doesn't get much better than that!

Have a wondeful Labor Day weekend!

20 comments:

Nancy Medina said...

Linda, I do think this is the most fabulous little Frenchy I have ever seen! so darn cute. Wonderful work!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi linda!

oh my gosh! your frenchie is amazing!

i feel like i can just reach out and squeeze him! the colors and textures you chose to surround him are perfect!

fred and i are very jealous of your harvest!

...and this is just the first year of your new garden! wow!

CHRISTINE HUMPHRIES THROCKMORTON said...

I want to smooch that Frenchie face and eat those veggies!

Kate McPhee said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks for your comments on my blog. I do remember you, and the painting you bought years ago. I love your blog and beautiful paintings. It's nice to reconnect with you, and let's stay in touch.

Kate

Ruth Welter said...

Linda, French Bulldogs are a favorite of mine, I've always thought they were adorable. Your portrait is stunning and I agree, this little guy has the perfect name. Enjoy your weekend.

Ruth

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Linda,
Well done on painting Woodford, you've really captured his personality.

Yes, that name really suits him too!
Hugs,
Anna

Edward Burton said...

What an absolutely wonderful painting of a Frenchie! Beautiful job, Linda. Great looking veggies too!

Sandy Mastroni said...

That dog and those colors are perfect
wonderful work !

Ruth Welter said...

Happy Labor Day weekend to you Linda.

Ruth

Karine said...

Hi Linda,

Your painting of Woodford is sooo wonderful! I love the name Woodford.

I would like to come over to your house for dinner, please. Yum! Hope you have a great weekend!

Leah said...

Oh!! So cute! I want a Frenchie next! And your veggies look amazing. I am impressed!

William F. Renzulli said...

I can almost taste those veggies done up with olive oil, garlic, white wine, and a dash of balsamic vinegar
over pasta.

Manon Doyle said...

I just love Frenchies!! I've always wanted one!! Your painting is awesome. Those veggies look yummy!

manila houses said...

I agree, this is really a very fabulous frenchie. Nice post!!!

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OMG!!! These are so beautiful. Love it!!!

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

Ah, Frenchie is adorable!! Great painting. And those yummy veggies sound perfect with a glass of chardonney!

Leslie Moore said...

Love the Frenchie and the veggies. Yum! Have a great time in California.

Dawn Stanley said...

I am the owner of the Frenchie, Woodford, and I wanted to thank everyone for their kind comments and thank Linda for the wonderful job of capturing Woodford's spirit. My husband and I got Woodford at 8 weeks old and only had him a very short time. He was taken from us way too soon on May 20, 2009 from an acute pancreatitis attack. An autospy was performed but no idea what caused it. We are very sad to have lost him at only 21 months old.

Linda also painted my Bogey which you will see in ETSY sitting on the same blanket. Bogey is my Jack Russell who passed away in 2008 at 10 years of age.

I have one Jack Russell now named Parson and she is a remarkable 15 years old and I have another Frenchie, Hayden, who is 18 months old. Hayden misses Woodford very much.

Woodford and Hayden are named after 'bourbons' in case you are wondering! Woodford Reserve and Basil Hayden!

Dawn Stanley

Cory said...

OMG Linda, you grow veggies that are as beautiful as your paintings.

Thanks for the visit and the kudos.
Cory from AZ

Sandy said...

Your dogs are so great!