Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Gone to the Dogs

When a good friend asked me to paint her dog's portrait, I wasn't sure what to say, I had never painted an animal, much less done an animal's portrait. If I'm honest, I have to say that there was a little voice in me that wanted to say no. After spending some time around Melody I realized she was my friend's well behaved and sweet furry child. I'm glad I said yes. I had so much fun with this painting. I think Melody actually "posed" for the picture. I'm constantly being reminded that I get the most out of those things that take me out of my comfort zone.


  1. Aaaaahhh... Melody knew she was special to get her portrait painted by you. I love the colors you used for shading and outlining her fluffy figure.

  2. Beautiful! Very cute bichon friese - I love the brushork and the colors. Great painting!