Monday, May 25, 2009

Dudley In The Sheets

The most amazing piece of artwork arrived at my doorstep this past Saturday, this gorgeous portrait of my little Dudley. This beautiful painting was done by the very talented Linda O'Neill over at Abby Creek Art: http://www.abbycreek-art.blogspot.com/ .

You might remember some months ago, I took these photos of Dudley on laundry day. Every time I bring the sheets downstairs, I always throw them in front of the basement door so that the next one to go downstairs can load them into the washing machine. Dudley very frequently makes a bed in the sheets until they are brought down to their final destination.

Linda used my laundry day photos as the inspiration for her pet portrait.




Linda signed, dated and titled this 8" x 8" gallery canvas on the back side. If you haven't seen Linda's beautiful work before, stop by and pay her a visit, you will not be disappointed with her very expressive dog portraits that always capture the beauty and personality of her subjects. Thanks Linda....I will always treasure this piece of artwork from you!!!!

18 comments:

Catherine Holman said...

Ruth,
Dudley looks like royalty! Great painting!
Hugs,
Cathie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful likeness! Look at those eyes!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Just adorable!

m ^..^

Kathryn said...

Hi Ruth,

So glad you pointed Linda out to me; what talent! And the photo of Dudley's face in the sheets is hilarious. What cute dogs you have! They make me smile. :) She is truly the pet portrait artist to hire! Kathryn

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ruth!
i LOVE linda's painting of Dudley! it is truely magical!
xoxox
melissa

Abby Creek Art said...

Ruth, you are too kind and SO welcome! It was a pleasure painting Dudley. He surely livened up my studio!:)

Gail McCormack said...

How adorable your Dudley looks - Linda has done a fantastic job - I'm waiting for Dudley to jump out of the photo and give me a big slobbery kiss!

NeereAnDear said...

I am a major fan of Linda's work... and this painting is a tell all as to why .... ITS SO DUDLEY!!

Linda captures the true spirit of her subjects..... great painting!!

HUGS
JO

Donna Longenecker said...

Hi Ruth,
What a wonderful portrait of Dudley! He looks so cute, and those eyes......(how sweet).

I am a big fan of Linda's work. She's a great artist.

Hugs,
Donna

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Ruth,

The painting of Dudley is adorable. Thank you for sharing and for introducing us to Linda. She really captured your sweet Dudley and is very talented.
Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Erin

Beadin By The Sea said...

Oh, he looks so distinguished! She did such a beautiful job capturing his expression. Thanks for sharing!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth,
What a gorgeous painting of Dudley. Linda captured every detail perfectly. Those eyes are beautiful.
What a wonderful gift from such a talent. I will go visit her blog now. Thank you for sharing.

Hugs, Celestina Marie

Naturegirl said...

So so cute! My cats especially Paisley loves to cuddle on sheets that are on the floor...a bed unmade too..in fact if she's on the bed sleeping then...I won't disturb her to make the bed!!!
Only a pet owner understands!
The portrait is surely a treasure..the artist very gifted!

Toni said...

What a cutie Dudley is! Awesome pet portrait...Linda is really talented! Thanks for posting!

Betty Jo said...

What an incredible gift for you Ruth!

Congrats! You're the winner of my giveaway. I emailed you and I have the announcement on today's blog post. ♥

Suzanne said...

How cute! Linda really captured Dudley's expressive eyes! What a wonderful keepsake!

Nancy and the fatties said...

Oh Ruth! Isn't Linda talented. Your little Dudley is so cute, what a great model she had to paint from! : )

Nancy and the fatties said...

oops, I wonder if I posted this twice!! This is awesome Ruth!
Dudley is so cute and Linda has done such a great job of painting him! she is so talented...