Friday, August 06, 2010

Portrait of Major


12x9 oil on panel - not for sale

This is our new dog. He came to us a few months ago and I wanted to paint a portrait of him for his former owner. I feel badly that circumstances led to his needing a new home, but I am awfully glad he is part of our family now. He is a really neat dog. (An Irish Terrier). I can't resist a bearded dog, truth be told.

I'm feeling guilty today because we are packing to go on vacation again and the dogs are getting suspicious. They are generally lazing about a lot anyway though since its gotten so very hot here, so maybe they won't miss us much.

7 comments:

Johnnie Sielbeck said...

Great portrait -- lucky dog!!

sharon said...

Great pet portrait! I love the colors and your brush strokes!

Marian Fortunati said...

What a darling thing. He is a lucky dog to have had two great owners and will be fine while you are off on vacation.
Cute, cute, cute painting!

Karen Martin Sampson said...

This is a wonderful portrait of your dog - so many pet portraits are overly sweet and cutsie - this has real character and strength! Our dogs also always know when we're getting ready to go somewhere without them and just start acting a bit nutty, hoping we'll break down and take them. Sometimes we do:-)

Linda Popple said...

This is a wonderful painting, Robin. Major looks like a happy dog. He's very handsome. His portrait is really great.

Ruth said...

This is a beautiful portrait! your work is truly lovely

Janice said...

Another really nice painting. The colors are very inviting.

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