Monday, February 21, 2011

Beau and Chester... in oil


I got a fun surprise today when I checked my email and had a message from my new blogging friend, Pattie Wall at Dust Off the Butterfly, telling me she had just completed a painting of my donkey boys, Beau and Chester.

Pattie does beautiful paintings of all types of subject matter, but most touching to me is how she depicts her animals. It is striking how she is able to capture the eyes and spirit of her animals so well.

Pattie had asked my permission a few weeks ago to use some critter photos from my blog to paint, but I didn't know which one she would use. Until today.

You can see the in-process painting of Beau and Chester on Pattie's site by clicking: here. The final version is located here.

Beautiful!

32 comments:

  1. That IS beautiful! She is a gifted artist....

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  2. Wow, wow, and wow. How beautiful. She captured them so well, Danni!

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  3. Great picture, are you going to get one of the signed numbered prints?

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  4. okay... when I first saw the title of this blog off of Linda (7MSN) site, I thought your boys had gotten into some oil! haha! I was very relieved to see that it was b/c they were painted in oil! what a beautiful shot! I'll have to send her a pic of my beloved dog for a portrait.....

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  5. Oh!!! This is incredible, Danni! What a treasure!!

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  6. I was expecting to find a story about some sort of donkey mayhem involving oil. Some mischief maaybe? Breaking things? Great painting though. Very well done

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  7. Oh WOW!!! The boys to perfection, it will look lovely on the wall. Don't let Kai, Pete, Reggie or the chooks/chicken see it. Or they will be asking where their's is... oops nearly forgot Roxy :D
    LiBBiE in Oz

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  8. She certainly captured them well. It is a beautiful painting.

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  9. Love the painting. Now you have something remember your donkeys.

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  10. I literally gasped when I saw the painting. It's outrageously beautiful.

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  11. Thanks Danni! It made my time at the easel such joy!

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  12. LOVE this painting. It's wonderful! I love the lights and darks. I love the impressionist style. I just love this donkey portrait!

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  13. When I read the title, my first thought was "Oh. No." Knowing of course, their propensity for getting into trouble....or is that the goats...well, anyway, so very glad to see they were models for an oil painting, instead! She did a fabulous job.

    I'd love to see her paint your new leghorn from the photo you posted on February 17th. *smile* That would definitely be a portrait worth hanging on the wall with the rest of the family. *grin*

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  14. Oh, how beautiful! :)

    I DO so love a donkey....but it's probably best I don't try and borrow one......

    Have a lovely, sunny day!

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  15. Ooo. I wish she painted goats ... or Peanuts!

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  16. I don't usually like most representational oil paintings, but I rather like this one. :)

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  17. A real treasure indeed! I really admire great talent and what a gift of love for your critters. They were such good models . . . an extra handful of alfalfa would be nice! (Do donkeys like alfalfa?)

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  18. Oh you lucky, lucky girl. What a wonderful surprise.
    This is a talented lady but the subject matter helps too.
    Beau and Chester are just perfect animals to immortalize this way.
    It's a beautiful painting...

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  19. What a lovely painting. We're sure you will find the perfect space on your wall for it.

    Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

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  20. i just fell in love with this painting. i sure hope i can get one done of teddy. beau and chester are just wonderful! she sure does great work!

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  21. Beautiful Danni! That had to make your heart smile!

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  22. I sure miss your daily update, I check it everyday

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  23. What a wonderful gift!! Just beautiful.
    Staci

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