Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Dog on the Block

"Chico"
16" x 20" acrylic on canvas

Taking a step aside from all the abstract work, here's a new painting of Chico...a sweet and sassy boy from Denver. Chico was the only dog commission I accepted early on last year after discovering I was going to have a solo show of my abstract paintings.

I have to thank my client, Sue...who was so very nice and patient during the process. We agreed that I would work on Chico when I had the time but that I needed to devote most of my time to the show. I have to say, it wasn't as easy as I thought to shift mental gears back and forth from abstracts to doggies. Having as much time as I needed though made all the difference so when I worked on Chico...I was able to give him my full love and attention.

By the way...it was Maisie's fourth birthday on Monday (Valentine's Day)! I love this picture of her in front of my studio...it's her "vogue" pose. Really though...she was following a Bee.

3 comments:

Sheila said...

I love this portrait! How happy your client is going to be with this beauty! Happy Birthday dear sweet Maisie!

Donna said...

What a cute dog portrait, love it, Linda.

And, Happy Birthday to Maisie!!
(great photo!)

Hugs,
Donna

Christine Throckmorton said...

Is Maisie's Valentine's Day birthday the reason why her middle name is Rose? Hmm.

Nice to see a dog again, and such a cute one at that! I want to hang out with Chico amongst the purple flowers!

XOXO