Monday, February 23, 2009

Lexi

8"x6" oil on canvas
This is a portrait of Lexi, a beautiful golden retreiver that was the beloved pet of good family friends. I painted this as a gift for them after hearing of her passing. Lexi sure loved playing ball.

22 comments:

dominique eichi said...

Lexi, looks so happy to be playing . I'm sure they are going to love it.

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

What a beautiful portrait, Edward, and a perfect gift for your friends. You captured THE face of a Golden Retriever. Happy, loving, and gentle!

James Parker said...

What a super gesture, Edward. A golden retriever from a heart of gold. Nice work.

Sheila said...

What a sweetheart you are Ed.
:o) Nice painting too. I think you enjoy painting dogs.

Kathleen Coy said...

What a thoughtful gift, I'm sure they will treasure it. She looks so sweet and happy.

Carrie Griesemer said...

What a sweet tribute, very nice!

Jala Pfaff said...

So sweet! You did a nice job on her expression. :) I have two Goldens and one's elderly.

Mona said...

Very nice, Ed. A lovely idea to include the ball in the foreground because it brings happy memories and invites another game of ball with the viewer.

Dean H. said...

Beautiful, Edward. A great gift of "golden" memories.

Georgia said...

What a beautiful painting! The captured moment says so much about the dog and his ball. What a very thoughtful gesture from you Edward!

LSaeta said...

Lovely painting and a very thoughtful gift. Nicely done!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

What a great portrait of this Golen name Lexi.We used to have one, Simba.
Such a great gift I am sure that they gonna love it.

Marilyn M. King said...

Like everyone else, a lovely gesture and beautiful memorial. I love the special attention on the eyelashes. You did that with Karin's portrait too. Hmmmmm....

Angela Elledge said...

Hello Edward - Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with us and your friends. What a beautiful tribute for your friends to remember their Lexi.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Lexi's family must be thrilled with this painting...a really thoughtful gesture, Edward.

dominique eichi said...

Edward, you just went to Venice . How much was it for a gondola ride ?did you find any deals there ? logging or restaurant ?

Teresa said...

What a sweet thing to do Edward :) It's just beautiful!

sam said...

Did you apply anything from "A Breed Apart"? She looks very good-natured and you have captured it wonderfully Edward!

**Robin** said...

Hi There, really great..love the texture and softness of the strokes..fantastic style..btw..what is your ebay screenname..??I dont see a link to it...I love ebay..!!Im a new follower oy yours..!! Have a great day..!! Robin

Celeste Bergin said...

beautiful painting of man's best friend...!

rob ijbema said...

hi looks alike a bundle of fun and so sweet,so nice you could capture that edward!

Sheila Wedegis said...

A beautiful, thoughtful gift. Nice job!!!