Sunday, December 19, 2010

Nutmeg


Santa Fe, New Mexico is one of my favorite destinations to visit.  The endless array of galleries, restaurants  plus it is a shopper's paradise in the Southwest.  I was there for a gallery show and it was the last day so was out visiting the Railroad District.  As I was walking through a small mall area I spotted a spunky Terrier waiting for treats from his owner.  I had to stop and introduce myself to the owner and asked to pet this charming dog.  I was immediately introduced to Nutmeg and he won my heart with his charming ways.   A few weeks later I received two CD's with non stop photos of Nutmeg along with a request for a painting.  This was a fun painting and I enjoyed the loose brushwork and even painting her wild red collar.  Shopping in Santa Fe made for, "A Painting Day".

"Nutmeg"-10x10, oil/canvas by Ruth Andre Sold
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9 comments:

martinealison said...

Très bel hommage et j'adore le prénom de ce toutou "noix muscade"!
Belle peinture... je vous fais de gros bisous et vous souhaite un joyeux noël...

Ruth Andre said...

Joyeux Noël à vous aussi et de remerciement pour le beau commentaire du tableau, la « Muscade ». Pouvoir vous a un Nouvel An fabuleux !

Kathy Cousart said...

Ruth, This is wonderful. Your kindness towards animals got you a wonderful commission and the chance to meet Nutmeg. Love this painting.

Theresa Paden said...

Nutmeg is adorable! Wonderful brush work!

Carol DeMumbrum said...

I love the brush work and whole feeling of the painting. Beautiful job!

hmuxo said...

You did a wonderful job with Nutmeg. I love your brush work.. Great job with this one. I'm sure your client loved it!!

Virginia Floyd said...

What a cutie! Such spirit and life! Love this painting!

mary maxam said...

the sculptural feel to the brushwork here is wonderful and Nutmeg is a real charmer!

DEB said...

What a perfect name for a holiday portrait!