Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The extra mile - SOLD

I've never painted a stuffed animal on this blog - it was something sub-consciously ingrained in me along my growth as an artist: Stay away from the sentimental due to a high risk of the schmaltz factor!! but I've got to tell you that I made an exception today because of a Facebook post. It seems someone lost this stuffed toy in the vineyard at the market over the weekend and they are trying to reunite it with its owner ; ) The good folks over at The Good Earth put out a "found" poster to aid in their quest (if you're on FB you can check it out). I was just kind of touched by this unexpected effort on their part. It was a nice thing to read over my bowl of Mini-Wheats and made me smile. 
6" x 6" / oil on archival panel / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

11 comments:

Stephanie Berry said...

This is terrific. Looks like a loved toy.

Dana Cooper said...

What a sweet story, and a sweeter painting!

R. Roushey said...

This painting is darling! So cute. I love the expression on the soft dog's face, and the lovely orange behind him.

Fay Akers said...

and your painting makes me smile

France Bessodes said...

Absolutely love it!

martinealison said...

Une peinture pleine de douceur et qui fait du bien à regarder aujourd'hui... bisous

Sandra said...

Ahh... This is just SO adorable! He looks so sad - I hope he gets reunited soon!
I love painting sentimental subjects because I always feel that I paint better when I have a personal connection. We are all so different! :0)

Nicki said...

I hope this little fella gets found. You did a great job with all of the subtle colours of "white". Really well done.

Jane Hunt said...

How sweet - I hope he is reunited with his owner!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

A little "schmaltz" never hurt anybody...I love all the nuances of colors in the toy.

Anonymous said...

Soon to be re-united with my 3 year old son Jacob. White Doggy is a much loved friend in our house and has been on many adventures. This one takes the cake though! Such a lovely painting. Thank you for capturing the loneliness of white doggy in such a beautiful painting! This is definitely a moment to remember!