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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Grace


'Grace' ©Anita Davies 2007

This is an acrylic portrait of 'Grace', my Dad's dog, I painted for him this past Christmas. I've just grabbed it back so I can sign and varnish it as I ran out of time last December.
We live next door to one another and it was tough trying to photograph Grace, paint her and keep it a secret from him. At one point he entered my studio and I had just enough time to throw a rag over it, he sat right next to it while we chatted and looked through every painting he could reach...except this one!
PHEW!

He loved his Christmas surprise.


©Anita Davies

14 comments:

PamYla said...

very beautiful!

Spinneretta said...

Beautiful picture... and a great (and funny) story :)

janey said...

What a wonderful gift and a beautifulj portrait too.

MaryO said...

What a beautiful sensitive portrait of your father's obviously beloved pet. You're a very thoughtful daughter!

Kathleen said...

Love it - he has a wonderful expression and look about him

Anetka said...

it's beautiful Anita!
very nice and soft colours.

pompatooie said...

I bet he just loved this. Such sensitive, flowing work.
Nadine

Genine said...

anita this is amazing

Sandy said...

Of course he Loved it - It is a fabulous portrait, of his best friend and by his loving daughter - just Lovely!!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

I never did see your dad's Grace painting. Glad you posted it as it is STUNNINGLY GOOD. Beautiful rich colours too.

Lottery Girl said...

Love dogs, and love this portrait! What a thoughtful gift!

Luba said...

This is so nice! I'm sure it's something your dad will treasure.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Grace looks like she could step off the page and run across a field after a bird. Very expressive stance and the eyes. No wonder your Dad likes it.

Serena said...

What a beautiful and sentimental gift, Anita. Your Dad will cherish it.