Friday, January 22, 2010

Blue Eyes

Here is one of the commissions I did for Christmas. The large dog is a German Shepherd-Huskie mix. Aren't those blue eyes intriguing! I used three different photos to make this composition of two dogs. It is 12x9 inches, colored pencil on Ampersand pastel board. I heard from the client that the gift was very well received. When asked how I could improve my services, the client replied only that I should keep doing my art because he considered me so talented. A very nice comment. Very rewarding experience all around -- the doing and the happiness of the customer! This customer (a couple who gave the commission as a present to their son and daughter-in-law) saw me a the art festival in Zanesville that I did this summer.

I have been going to work at my job this week -- in between has been taken up by trying to catch up on neglected house work and seeing my mom. So thus far I have not done great in the New Year on some of my goals. But I will follow Mona Majorowicz's example of having faith that putting my intentions out into the universe will help lead me in the right direction.

Hope you are all having a great New Year. Thanks for stopping by, Angela


  1. Great portrait, Angela. I can see why they were pleased. For the New year I was going to try to do at least 2 small paintings a week. So far it has turned into one, but it is a start.
    Good luck with the goals.

  2. Thanks alot, Pat! That's a pretty big goal, especially with all that you do. One a week is getting there, best of luck to you, too. I am so glad you stopped by, it is very nice to hear from you.

  3. Nice portrait. And a wonderful complement from the client.

    Blue eyes always kinda creeped me out in dogs. Not sure why. I guess I'm just weird that way. (and in so many other ways as well) :)

    How're you liking the new job?

  4. I found the photo of the dog looking so much like a German Shepherd and then having blue eyes very interesting. I have not spent an extensive amount of time around a blue eyed dog, soory they tend to give you the heebeegeebees.

    I am liking my job. Still have alot of newbyness to wear off. Though not fulltime, it is a time and energy zapper to some degree, though. Happy it is seasonal.

    Hope you are feeling better!



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