Friday, August 12, 2016

Marshall

Last year I painted this for my friend Emily.  She commissioned this portrait of her fiance's beloved dog, to be her gift to him on their wedding day.  She did the photo shoot, and sent me the files to pick from.  I got the portrait done just in time.  The paint was still wet when he opened it.  Meet Marshall:

"Marshall"           11 x 11"         Oil on canvas panel
Emily generously loaned it back to me, so I could varnish it and enter it in a show.  I so very badly wanted to enter this one in the Hoosier Salon, but the rules say that it must be for sale.  Other quality shows, as far as I can tell, have the same rule.  Obviously, "Marshall" was sold before I painted it.

I did a lot of things right in this painting that I have been trying to do in past works.  I like "Marshall" so much I really want to keep him, but he needs to go back to his rightful owners now. 

4 comments:

Deborah Kirkeeide said...

Amazing work Connie! How lucky the owner of Marshall is to have this beautiful painting.

JanettMarie said...

Wow! Great painting.

brooke said...

How much to do one of Gus? He needs one

suzanneberry said...

THIS IS STUNNING!!! It's no wonder you'd want to keep it!!! I'm sure it would have won first in that show! It's absolutely moving! One of the best and most endearing pet portraits I've ever had the pleasure of studying. It's going into my inspiration folder right now!

And thank you so much for the kind words on Tim's portrait, I appreciate them so very much!