Thursday, May 27, 2010


I was recently commissioned to do a painting of this beautiful Lab/Border Collie. His name is Nelson.

He's such a handsome boy, don't you think? And I was told he loves the great outdoors. I'm not surprised. Nelson looks like the outdoor type.

6x6 acrylic on canvas

Nelson was so much fun to paint. I think he has the most adorable face, and those big brown eyes, Love them!

If you would like a portrait of your pet, please, just email me!



Cherrie said...

Looks just like him! Good job!

Kerrie said...

You did an awesome job job, Donna! Wonderful likeness!! hugs, Kerrie

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

Nelson is quite handsome! And rugged too!! I love the way you captured the breeze ruffling through his fur!

Zuzana said...

You see their soul dear Donna, what a lovely painting.;)

Mimi Sue said...

You really do such a great job with these pet portraits. Just love them. Thanks for the potting peanut tip and loved your just for fun painting. You are one talented woman! Mimi

Ruth Welter said...

Donna, I love your painting of Nelson, you captured him beautifully.


Sherri said...

Oh Donna, I think Nelson is a wonderful dog! He is so cute! You did a fabulous job on his portrait!!

Butterfly Works said...

You did a wonderful job of painting Nelson...You really capture the essence of these animals you paint.
I would love for you to paint my cat, Simon and my dog, Daisy but Daisy's hair needs to grow alittle first....
Hugs and Blessings,

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
You do such amazing pet portraits! You capture their personality perfectly. When the people see your painting of their beloved pet they must be thrilled!
Hope you have a fun Memorial Day weekend.
Hugs, Rhondi