Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pet Portrait--Mattie

5x7


Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2008


This is my little pet portrait of Mattie, a very energetic Cairn Terrier. You would never know she was so hyper because she was posing like a little angel when Sandy took her picture. She was so much fun to paint and she's cute as a button (whatever that means).


10 comments:

Suzanne said...

This is a cute painting. I would not believe Mattie to be a hyper dog. My daughter is fascinated by this painting she thinks its cool.

Brenda said...

Ahhh...how SWEET! Makes me want to give Mattie a big hug.

As I've said before, Rhonda, you are SO talented!

Sandra Ree said...

So cute!

Princess Bubbles is black and I have the hardest time photographing her, I'm wondering if it's just as hard to paint a darker animal?

And I do agree with Brenda, you're very talented! :)

Rhonda said...

Hi Suzanne,
I'm so glad you and your daughter like the painting. I have another dog portrait to paint--a little spaniel.

Hey Brenda,
I'm not sure Mattie would let anyone hug her but if you can catch her. . . . she might. Most of the time I don't feel talented but thank you very much!

Hi Sandra (aka Bubs),
I think the darker shades are harder, I always try to photograph when the sun is shining on them to get a little dimension. This spaniel that I'm going to paint is black & white--we'll see how she turns out.

Thanks all,
Rhonda

Pat said...

Mattie has such a cute face and you captured her expression so well! Love her big ears!

Paz said...

LOVE your dog portrait! So life-like.

Paz

Rhonda said...

Hi Pat,
She is full of mischief! When you put your shoes on, she starts biting your feet because she doesn't want you to leave.

Hi Paz,
Thanks so much--I like painting animals.

Thanks and have a great weekend!
Rhonda

GMG said...

Hi Rhonda! Here I am to enjoy your lovely blog on my weekly visit!
And this week we have again another wonderful painting!
Look forward to reading you at Blogtrotter, now back in Chania!
Have a great weekend!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Rhonda, thats another lovely picture. Mattie certainly IS as cute as a button. Hope your business is going well and you have sold plenty of paintings X

Rhonda said...

Hi Trotter,
Checked out your site, lovely pictures, very colorful town--wish I was there. . .

Hi Mandy,
Thanks for stopping by, I've got shows coming up so hopefully I can sell some paintings.

Thanks
Rhonda