Monday, October 22, 2007

Dog Portrait - "Molly", 16" by 12", Oil on Canvas


Molly, a beautiful rescued Greyhound dog, is the subject of this oil painting. She was adopted by good friends of mine from GreyHeart Greyhound Rescue and Adoption of Michigan. When I saw her, I knew I had to paint her on a canvas. Her markings are so colorful, and beautiful.
GreyHeart is a wonderful organization and they do so much for these retired racers. See more at http://www/greyheart.org

The painting was recently juried into the "3rd Annual Michigan Portrait Show," at the Orion Art Center in Orion, Michigan, by Kathleen Van Ella of Portraits/Chicago Inc. http://www.portraitschicago.com/ . Also juried in was a commissioned painting of "Curtis", a precious little boy dressed in a sailor suit. I was honored to have these paintings selected to hang among the beautiful artwork done by very talented artists. For more information on The Orion Art Center go their website at: http://www.orionartcenter.org/

3 comments:

Patrice Erickson said...

Molly the greyhound is a beautiful dog portrait. Greyhounds have such beautiful and soulful eyes. You captured them well, Nicki.

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Peggi Habets Studio said...

Nicki,
Thanks for the comment on my blog and for directing me to yours. I just love the greyhound painting. The expression and the handling of the color and brushstrokes is wonderful. Nice job!

RITA FOSTER said...

This is GREAT! What a massive tongue!