Monday, May 10, 2010

Olivia, reclining

Today I wanted to share with you all a recent watercolor my mother did of my dachshund Olivia. I think she did a wonderful job of capturing Olivia's personality (and, let's face it, her voluptuous figure). To give you a point of reference, the watercolor is based on this photograph that I took of Olivia a few weeks back in my office:

Of course, since both the artist and the subject are near and dear to my heart, this piece will have pride of place in my home once it's framed.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and, to all you mothers out there, happy (belated) Mother's Day. And to my own artistic mother: Happy Mother's Day, Moomie!

18 comments:

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

what a talented mom you have! and so cool for having a blog :)

Poindexter said...

your mom did a splendid job - that painting is a treasure!

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

I love it! You're a lucky chick. :)

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Your mother did an amazing job, what a special piece to have! Janell

Cristin said...

What a treasure in so many ways! Your mom is very talented... now I see where you got your great style sense from. Little O is cute as can be too.

xo,
cristin

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

What a great job your mom did....love it. My beagle loves his food as well :)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I'd love to have such talent and what a lovely, personal gift.

SogniSorrisi said...

What a great gift from your mom! Love the voluptuous Olivia as well.

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

That is awesome! Doesn't she want to paint 2 Whippets!

Kathysue said...

Averill, your Mom is a real talent, she really captured Olivia!! What a fun painting to have not only of someone you love but by someone you love!! Lucky You!! Kathysue

Quotidian Grace said...

Y'all are too kind!
~blushes~

Haven and Home said...

Oh that is so so special!!!! I could not love it more- the artist, the subject, the subject's figure!

The Zhush said...

OK, your Mom is seriously talented! (clearly apple/tree here!) And your adorable dog shares that awesome name with my oldest! :)

Kara said...

Oh my gosh - soooo cute!! I love it!

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Aw, that's so sweet! Your mom is quite talented, but of course Olivia is a great model - what a cutie!

The Shiny Pebble said...

Your mom did a fantastic job... of course, she had such a fabulous subject.

Jenn said...

Wow -- I cannot believe your mom painted that! It's beautiful. Love the yellow and blue.

pk @ Room Remix said...

Your mom is obviously very talented! How fun that it will bring a smile to your face every time you see it because you love not only the subject, but the artist. Awesome...

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