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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dog Paintings

Several readers commented on the banner that I recently placed on my blog.  It is a painting of Lucy and I promised to provide more information.

Our children (our daughter, our son, and our daughter-in-law) gave us a surprise Christmas gift this year.  Two paintings; one of Ellie and one of Lucy.  They are amusing and whimsical and particularly the one of Lucy captures her spirit.  As an added bonus, the paintings were framed beautifully and now hang in our den.


Lucy's impish nature shines through.





Ellie looks a bit more serious than she is in reality, but this is definitely Ellie.




The artist is Rachael Rossman and she has painted the animals of such celebrities as Martha Stewart, Neil Gaiman, and The Pioneer Woman.  We are in good company, not that we are name-droppers.  You can link to Rachel's blog here and take a look at more of her work.

Our children are surprisingly good at selecting gifts that we love.  And we especially love this one.  Thanks, kids.

15 comments:

kks said...

what a wonderful gift, love them...will go check out the blog!
xoxo

merrilymarylee said...

I love the pictures and even more, I love the idea that your children thought of such an incredible gift! They're wonderful! (I meant the paintings, but certainly your children, too!) You'll get so much pleasure from those.

Cicero Sings said...

What a very lovely gift to receive. Special, special. I've seen this lady's paintings before on the Pioneer Woman's blog. You are blessed with tasteful kids!

Sam said...

They are pretty - we will check out her blog.

Sam

troutbirder said...

Something very special from family. :)

Barb said...

We have a wonderful painting our Golden gifted to us by our son and his wife. Now that she's gone, it's a wonderful reminder of her spirit and her friendship.

KGMom said...

Great paintings. Thoughtful kids.
Lucky you.

Karin said...

What a terrific idea for a Christmas or anytime gift! It is very thoughtful of your children. They have great taste! Love the artist's rendition of your golden girls.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Those are both beautiful paintings Caroline.
I think that your children give you such personal/special gifts because they learned that FROM you!

robin andrea said...

A very lovely and loving gift.

TaraDharma said...

the painter's blog is wonderful! I have the perfect picture of my wife and her new puppy pit bull that would make a great painting....I may look into her doing a commission.

The dog portraits really are fantastic, and your kids are exceptionally thoughtful and perceptive!

Jill said...

Beautiful paintings!

The Thundering Herd said...

What a terrific and thoughtful present.

Vicki Lane said...

So nice -- and what clever children!

WirlyGrrl said...

Thanks for posting these!