Sunday, February 7, 2010

ANGELA ELLEDGE

BEAGLE IN WAITING
8x10 oil on sketchbook

The last comment on Camille's post is from Camille requesting someone post something new, so here is something new in Camille's moleskine. I have been busy with pet portrait commissions and now, when given the opportunity to paint anything I want, I paint another dog...I don't know why. Camille, I went with your original concept of peace, choosing this little Beagle fella waiting patiently for something, maybe a walk, a treat, or just waiting for his master to walk in the door.

This is oil on gessoed sketchbook paper. I used Liquin along with the oils so that I could speed up the drying time, well, a week later and I have this one tiny little spot on the ear that is still not dry. I wanted to add more to this, but hesitated because of the time this is taking to dry. Hopefully, in a day or two I can glaze this and send it off to James. I may have to break out the acrylics for the next sketchbook and I promise not to paint dogs in all of your books.

17 comments:

  1. Oh Angela! This is so precious! I can feel my blood pressure go down as I look deep into those soulful golden eyes. I love it!

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  2. So sweet...love those eyes! You can paint a dog in my book! :)

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  3. Is he looking at me?
    What a sweet Beagle.
    Is he yours?

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  4. This is wonderful Angela...I would agree with Michelle, you can paint a dog in my book too...!

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  5. that's adorable!
    i love doing two page sketchbook spreads too!
    come see me sometime....I'm going to keep looking around your blog now..

    ciao

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  6. Wonderful portrait, Angela. You can paint a dog in my book any time! This beagle has the most soulful expression. fantastic work!

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  7. OH my his look is so precious. it talks volumes of love, anticipation, longing. What a beautiful example you have given us on how to express it.

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  8. There's been a million different paintings
    Of our faithful friend the dog,
    And thousands have been posted,
    On blog after blog after blog.

    But Angela, your depiction,
    Of that canine love and trust,
    Sets forth the perfect image,
    Of what a dog can mean to us.

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  9. Eyes wide in patient anticipation...love your painting, Angela! A pooch would be fine in my book..the choice is up to you. :)

    "Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened." author unknown

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  10. Everyone here said it just perfectly! I certainly agree and could not say it any better. Makes me want to scoop up this beagle and just love on him!

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  11. Love the gentleness and love which seems to be pouring out of this little guy! Great idea to do the art exchange in Moleskin journals! Sounds like a lot of fun!

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  12. I just now saw this!! I am crazy about it! Love it so much. I just want to feel that velvety ear and you captured such a sweet expression on the dog's face! I LOVE this. Thank you, Angela. Maybe you know I love dogs :) I'm thrilled you chose that subject matter for me and the execution of it is WONderful. Don't we mail on the 15th? You've got time for it to dry more fully.

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  13. Very lively piece! I can feel the passion!

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  14. Thank you very much, I appreciate the encouragement because I was quite bothered about another dog painting. I am so enjoying seeing the diversity amongst our books, this is much fun!

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  15. Angela, I don't know if you saw but I posted it on Facebook and people just raved about it.

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  16. Angela you really nailed this painting. The emotion in that little guys eye is so true to life. I'm not surprised to read how excited Camille is about this beautiful piece.

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