Friday, February 24, 2012

"Winston"

















8 x 10" oil on canvas panel SOLD

This is Winston. It is a tribute painting for a friend
to give as a gift to his owner. I don't have
any
background info, other than he was dearly beloved
and terribly missed.

32 comments:

Carrie'sCreations said...

I have been having a good time catching up on your blog. I love this painting of Winston, I'm sure it's going to be treasured!! Can I tell you how great your party animals are!! Just fabulous!!!

Katherine Thomas said...

He is wonderful! You captured the expression in his eyes and the love reflected there for whoever he is looking at. What a treasure for your friend!

Robin Kent said...

You've captured him and the atmosphere of that moment that I'm sure the owners will remember spending days like this with him. Sweet memories -what a gift.

Jill Berry said...

love how the cool aqua & greens compliment the warm fur! Excellent!

Jody Regan Paints! said...

Lovely portrait of Winston. His sweet look over the shoulder seems to be saying, "I will wait for you" to his family. Sensitive.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

What a sweet face. Gwen, you have such a beautiful way about painting ... anything!

Kathy Cousart said...

Lovely painting and just sweet face! They will love it!!

Pam Holnback said...

Great painting! This is a great tribute.

Barbara M. said...

What a moving painting. It's easy to see why this lovely dog would be missed.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

David Larson Evans said...

Very nice painting Gwen

Diana Marshall said...

What a sweet portrait of a dearly beloved friend, I am sure his owner will love it, beautifully painted.

Terri Buchholz said...

What a sweet face and I'm confident you captured him perfectly. Whoever thinks animal portraits are easy are either extremely skilled or hasn't done one well.

hmuxo said...

You did a beautiful job with Winston!! The fur, expression and his coloring is fantastic, Gwen!!! Beautiful eyes...

carol morgan carmichael said...

SO great! What a beautiful gift. Such a doll and expertly painted!

Virginia Floyd said...

What a great job you did, Gwen! I like the dark band behind his head that makes the highlights on the side of his head really stand out. You got beautiful shades of color in his fur, and his sweet face. I also like the stylized background.

Dana Cooper said...

Winston is so cute gwen, I love the color palette!

mary maxam said...

This is marvelous!Really grabs the eye and heart and the background is lively and colorful without distraction.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

So sweet and softly painted, I love it!!

Giselle McMenamin said...

Love this portrait. Such a great painting.
Background is so interesting too. You give it just enough attention but it's not overpowering.

Karen Bruson said...

Love everything about it!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Beautiful painting!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Oh, this is just wonderful, Gwen! Love it!!!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Well no wonder. He's a handsome fellow. You've done an amazing job on this painting, Gwen. I think the background is perfect, too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments. It really perks me up!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

First time on your blog and I love it. Winston is awesome!

Pattie Wall said...

Lovely pooch Gwen. He looks so soft. I love how you handled the background...very nice!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

The wonderful detail and brushwork gives Winston his do. Well done Gwen. He is set beautiful on the canvas for the owner to enjoy for many many years.

Kim Rempel said...

Well, this is just gorgeous Gwen. Especially the fur hanging down from the chin. It's perfect! I really like how you decided to handle the background. Very effective. Love your work as always.

Rose Altom said...

I know this painting will be treasured! Lovely!

suzanneberry said...

winston is perfect gwen! hope you are well.

claire christinel said...

What wonderful personality this little guys face has. You just want to scratch him under the chin.

Debra Keirce said...

Winston is one handsome dude!

ashok said...

well done..he's cute!