Friday, August 4, 2017

Anabelle

This is Anabelle. She has recently passed away. Her wonderful family had asked me to paint her so they could have a lasting memory. What a joy it was, although bittersweet. She just seemed to be helping me paint. I have begun something recently that I didn't pay much attention to before: painting the eyes first. The eyes are my most challenging part, because I believe it's the eyes that reveal the soul. So it's been good for me to do that. Once they are perfect (to me, and I always hope to the family, too), then I can take a deep breath and move on. The family was very pleased with this and that's what matters to me.

10 comments:

  1. Awwww, Laurie! What a beautiful painting - love everything about it! Anabelle's family must be thrilled.
    And I think you're right about the eyes, especially with a dog. They are everything.

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    1. Thank you, Chris....I really enjoyed this girl

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  2. So lovely. This will be a perfect memory of their pup. Good job Laurie!

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  3. direct window, eyes
    deep, heartfelt, life-filled, sharing
    inner annabelle

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  4. Awwww, gorgeous work Laurie :)

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  5. THE EYES MELT MY HEART!
    What a beautiful dog portrait. They will feel blessed to have it.
    Love your other posts, Laurie, your color sense is wonderful.

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