Monday, January 14, 2008

Sweet Colleen



Back in the summer I was asked to take photos of a lovely Golden Lab named Colleen. Colleen was up there in years and the pet's family feared they wouldn't have her much longer. They tried to get professional portraits done but Colleen would get completely stressed out on the ride to the photographer. So I took photos at the front of their home.... over 200! I got a little trigger happy... but she is a beautiful dog and I wanted to make sure I got a special shot. Colleen passed away recently, I was commissioned to make this portrait as a Christmas gift to them. I tried to capture her spirit, soft and lovely...just like Colleen.

7 comments:

Terrie said...

You did a beautiful job on this and I am sure the family is grateful to have this lovely memory

Anonymous said...

You made that flower so pretty. And that dog art was beautiful. Smiles, Barb H.

Di said...

Wow absolutely gorgeous dog the family will treasure it as I know I would as I have collie still with us age 11yrs old

Neasa said...

That is just beautiful. The family will treasure it forever.
I was directed to your blog to read about colouring with blending stumps. Off to read more of your lovely blog! Take care, from Ireland!

Pam said...

Beautiful work Tracey. You might be interested in checking out the following forums. I'm a member of both and can highly recommend them :)

http://www.innographx.com/forum/

http://www.digitalpaintingforum.com/

Anonymous said...

All I can say is wow!! You have some great God given talent. Your painting of this beautiful dog is spectacular.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Oh my goodness, that painting is just STUNNING! What a beautiful dog! I know they must cherish that piece of art!