Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 2010, and Pet Paintings

It's a new year!

The holidays are over ~ we've had our traditional good luck meal on New Year's Day (pork and sauerkraut, a Lancaster County tradition), and now (for me, anyway) it's a time for new visions, new ideas, new hopes and dreams, maybe new decorating ideas, new gardens...... NEW ANYTHING! I always feel a new energy in January (after all the holiday decorations are put away).

One of my NEW ideas that I've come up with this year is to paint "pet portraits".

Over the holidays I did some paintings for friends and family. As you know, Otis and Riley (my two little dachsunds) have been a subject of my paintings for sometime, so I knew it would be fun to paint other pets.

I was comissioned to paint the cutest little dog ~ his name is Jake. You can meet Jake at Linda n Jake's blog.

This is "Jake". Isn't he just the cutest?

This is "Dasher". He is my daughter's dog. Beautiful, loveable and the best temperment.

Meet "Bear". He's a friend of Otis and Riley's.

And, of course, Otis and Riley (the loves of my life), and two sweetest doxies around.

If you'd like to have a pet painting, any pet, please email me at dnlongenecker@netscape.net. For a painting 8x8 or smaller the cost is $40.00. All you have to do is send me a favorite photo of your pet.
Happy New Year everyone!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

They are all so adorable! You have definately captured their character....Now I want to go out and buy a puppy so you can paint him for me!

Donna said...

So Wonderful!! I love your work sweetie and my Favorite is the one of the Boys!!Hahaa...They're Precious!!

linda said...

I love the painting you did of Jake. It captured him perfectly.

All of your pet paintings are beautiful. I just may have to order another!

Happy New Year!

Protege said...

Beautiful portraits! You are so talented!
Sauerkraut - is there a German heritage in your family?;)

Beverly said...

Donna, I wish you success with this. Your paintings are fantastic, and I know you will do well.

Now, if I only had a puppy.

Ruth Welter said...

Donna, you did a beautiful job with the portraits. That one that you painted of Otis and Riley has always been a favorite of mine. That little Shih Tzu that you painted is adorable.


Sherri said...

All those puppies are so cute! You did a wonderful job with all the pets!! Good luck to your new venture-I'm sure you'll do great!!

Susie Q said...

These are so wonderful Donna...I know we would love one of Kipper...
it would be a treasure. Would I just email you a picture? Or you choose one from my blog? Just let me know the particulars...


Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
Your paintings of the pets are just great. I hope lots of pet owners order paintings from you.
Hugs, Rhondi

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Wonderful paintings, my friend!


Sheila :-)

Jen said...

Hi Mom! I just posted this on facebook so I hope it brings in some business. We might have to commission a portrait of Shimmer for Maddy!
Love you!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, the paintings of all the little guys are SO precious!

I'm going to remember this as a great gift for dog lovers.

Jenny said...

Beautiful paintings, Donna!