Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rufus

"Rufus by the Pool"
10" x 11" acrylic on canvas

Whoa...the days are flyin' by lately. I've been busy in the studio working on two dog commissions and two new abstracts. Working on the dogs has been lovely, the abstracts are being a little stubborn...screaming for more layers.

Here's the first dog commission to be finished. This is Rufus, who belonged to a very special client of mine in Denver. He was a beautiful, sweet Golden Retriever who apparently liked the finer things in life like lounging and playing by the pool. :) It was an honor to paint this adorable boy. Your spirit is definitely still here with us, Rufus!

Speaking of beautiful dogs, Michele Maule wrote a great post this week about FencesForFido.org, an organization that builds fences and dog houses so that people don't tether their dogs and leave them outside all day and night, alone and unprotected in the elements. Another good link for the same cause is DogsDeserveBetter.org. Thanks for bringing this really important issue back into focus, Michele!

Returning soon with one of those stubborn, sassy abstracts!

9 comments:

Rebecca Collins said...

What a happy looking pup. Lovely portrait!

Sandra said...

This is SO cute! That tongue looks so wet, the eyes so glossy! Brilliant!!!

Sheila said...

What a face! Love those eyes and that wet slurpy tongue!

Sandra Evertson said...

Adorable!
Sandra Evertson

Christine Throckmorton said...

What a sweet face! I want to be lounging in that spot! Beautiful work! xoxo

Diane said...

Beautiful, Linda. You captured his sweetness! Happy Saturday! xoxo Diane

Ruth Welter said...

Wonderful Job you did on Rufus LInda, he looks beautiful. A very fitting tribute.

Ruth

Archie and Melissa said...

oh i LOVE rufus linda!
he is fabulous!
i love the pool!
it looks like we could just jump right in!
xoxoxo
melissa and archie

NeereAnDear said...

Fabulous painting !! Love it ...

I know of DogsDeserveBetter and am so excited to see what they are doing for the Vicktory dogs ... or should I say in their honor ... to make the kennels into a good place for dogs so they can be unchained is so fabulous!!!

Sending hugs from me and PJ to you and Maise ... she was out chasing the butterflies yesterday ... made my heart sing ...

HUGS.. JO AND PJ