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Westie Dog Oil Portrait - Izzy Noel in "Backyard Explorer Extraordinaire"


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Izzy Noel in "Backyard Explorer Extraordinaire"
River City Westies 2010 Winning Photo by Jackie Sears
Oil Painting by Jeanne ILLENYE
SOLD - Donation
100% donated to River City Westies
Jackie describes Izzy as "pure joy on four legs". Be sure to click the above link to RCW to read more about Izzy's story.

If you would like a portrait of your precious pooch please email me at jeanneillenye@sbcglobal.net

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dog portrait Boxer original oil painting

"Lacey"
12x9 inches / oil on panel
SOLD
Here's is beautiful Lacey, with her heart melting eyes and velvety ears (which I'm so very happy weren't cut as is often done).  I'd had a Boxer once many years ago and recall petting those velvety soft ears, rounded forehead and strong body.  In this portrait I especially like Lacey's alert posture.  Originally I'd contemplated cropping the bottom about an inch or so but then considered how expressive she was so chose to present her sitting tall.  Boxers have such sweet dispositions...maybe you'd consider visitng your local rescue to adopt a sweetheart as lovely as Lacey!
To see the progressive images of Lacey's portrait, scroll down a few posts.
To commission your own portrait, just email me at jeanneillenye@sbcglobal.net

Current Commissions

CURRENT  COMMISSIONS:  I'm posting them here so you (and I) can keep track of your order. A quick note -- I'm just now back to work painting after a leg injury.  It put me back about 7 days in my schedule but I'm already putting in overtime to catch up!  THANK YOU for your wonderful response to my Summer Sale!!
NOW AVAILABLE NOTECARDS OF YOUR PET PORTRAITS $2.50 ea. min. order 1 dz.
UPDATED 9/25 
DONE:
SWEETPEA for Iraida - shipped
CARMEN MIRANDA for Faye - shipped
LACEY for John - shipped
nest still life for Nancy - shipped
IZZY NOEL for Jackie - shipped
hydrangea still life for Marti - shipped
RUSTY for Dorise - done
5x5 rosebud - done
music themed nest for DPI - done
PENNY, Morkie for Robin - done
LILLY, Bichon puppy for Robin - done
SANDY, yellow Lab for Robin - done
SCOTTIE and FUJEE, cats for Dorise - done
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ON MY EASEL:
SAMMI for Theresa 12x16 waiting for last layer to dry then final details
New group of pets begun this week:
TUCKER and JILLY in French shop for Leslie 9x12
TIGER LILY for Carol 8x10
OSA, Ragdoll kitty for Marilyn 7x5
MOLLY for Leslie 7x5
FINN, English Springer Spaniel for Sueanne 8x10
LARGE FLORAL Hydrangeas / Lilies for Kate 20x16
UP NEXT:
YOGI on the dock for Susan - pending pic of Smokey to determine set as horiz or vert 8x10
SMOKEY for Susan - need pic 8x10
RASCAL for Kathy - hold - pics to be taken after Rascal's recovery 8x10
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PENDING:
NAME? for Gail 8x10 - pending dep
2 Border Collies for Marilyn
Doxie Pile O' Pups for Anne
Baby Bunnies
pending one, two or three for Faye
pending one for Holly
pending two for Iraida
pending four or five for Steve
pending 3 minis or just Molly for Leslie
pending Izzy w/ her dad for Jackie
pending Molly for Kathy
IF YOU'D LIKE TO SCHEDULE A PET PORTRAIT IN ANY SIZE, EMAIL ME AT jeanneillenye@sbcglobal.net

Carmen Miranda White Poodle Pet Portrait 8x10 inches oil painting

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"Carmen Miranda Amidst the Petunias"
8x10 inches / oil on panel
SOLD
Carmen was rescued from very bad circumstances and happily adopted by a loving couple where she was so excited to be free and healthy, she spent her days running everywhere with sheer joy! She has now settled down and finds it very satisfying to play the role of princess (as seen here) where she shares her home with two Labs, a Bloodhound mix, a Yorkie and ten cats.  As small as Carmen is she rules!  :o)

Maybe you'd like to visit your local rescue to save the life of a precious little princess and give her the home she deserves just like Jackie did for Carmen!
If you'd like a pet portrait painted email your photos to jeanneillenye@sbcglobal.net

On my easel today...

     Carmen Miranda is on my easel today.  Doing the blades of grass.  Ran out of batteries on camera and hubby has my rechargeables somewhere so can't take pics in progress.  Very tiny detailing in her Poodle fur and eyes...very small work...on my very last small paintbrush!  Usually have a stock but too busy to order online...may have to in order to finish!
     Watching over my shoulder is the Boxer, Lacey.  Been thinking that I may fuzz her at the bottom to soften the edge (like my header with Monet the Whippet pup above) and make vague the fact that her body is actually foreshortened there (which I didn't actually paint). Haven't quite decided.
     Looking up at me in her plaid scarf is Izzy Noel, the Westie. She's waiting patiently while I try to really make progress on Carmen...and then Lacey again tomorrow. Izzy knows she'll get my total attention next week.
     Okay, back to my easel....

Lacey - Boxer Portrait In Progress - Oil Painting Step by Step


THREE GIRLS ON MY EASEL
Lacey shown here completed
Carmen Miranda to be done (hopefully) this week
Izzy Noel to be done next week
Keep watching!

JUGGLING COMMISSIONED ORDERS

STILL LIFE COMMISSIONS ARE ALL COMPLETED AND SHIPPED EXCEPT FOUR IN PROGRESS...THINK I SHIPPED ABOUT 20 PAINTINGS SINCE LAST WEEK...BEEN WORKING AS FAST AS I CAN...AS FAST AS THE PAINT WILL DRY BETWEEN LAYERS...WITHOUT COMPROMISING QUALITY AND DETAIL... FOLLOWING IS MY SCHEDULE:
on my easel right now
LACEY - DEFINITELY WILL BE COMPLETED WK OF 8/8
CARMEN MIRANDA - AIMING TO COMPLETE WK OF 8/8
IZZY NOEL - AIMING TO COMPLETE WK OF 8/15
RUSTY
SCOTTIE
FUJEE
Doxie Pile O' Pups
Baby Bunnies
and more...
To schedule a custom portrait of your furred or feathered friends please email your photos to me at jeanneillenye@sbcglobal.net

Remember, NOW is a good time to get your order in for a custom portrait before the Christmas rush when I focus on creating my "Little Gems" still lifes for holiday gift giving!

Peek Over My Shoulder - Work in Progress - Painting for Charity - River City Westies' First Place Winner


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In Progress:  Izzy Noel / 10x8 inches / oil on panel
First Place Award to Jackie Sears for Izzy Noel in "Backyard Explorer Extraordinaire"
100% donated to River City Westies
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