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Sitting Pretty in a French Shop - Pair of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Oil Painting Custom Dog Portraits

Tucker and Jilly
"Sitting Pretty in a French Shop"
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Two beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sit contentedly in my client's gorgeous French shop in Colonial Williamsburg. Her shop is chock full of blue and white porcelain, oil paintings, and sumptuous furnishings including the beautiful velvet tufted ottoman and silk striped French chairs painted a soft, warm white with gilded fleur-de-lis open backs. I just love the deep cranberry pink walls to set off the pine fireplace mantle. Although I'm an 18th century American colonial style gal, I have always loved French style furnishings and interior design in general, so for me this painting was as much an interior scape as it was a pet portrait. Aren't Tucker and Jilly precious just sitting pretty? Be sure to scroll down a few posts to see their sister, Molly.The following image shows the scale of the painting being a true miniature portrait.

5 comments:

Carol J. Forrest said...

How positively lovely! I love the two spaniels, but I also love the interior you have captured (you have three portraits in one, one of each dog and one of the lovely shop). Very beautiful and stunning!

Carol

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Carol. It was really quite fun painting the beautiful painted chairs, fabric, potted plant, etc. Quite a lot in a small size. I could've just kept going with the details but had to call it done at some point! :o)

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

This is a WOW piece.
I just dont know where to look. So many beautiful things in this room.
And the dogs.
How did you do it?
Amazing!

The Dusty Victorian said...

Another treasure Jeanne, bravo!
Anyes
XX

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Anyes. What fun painting these two pretty pups! I almost enjoyed painting the background more, which is a good thing since it dominates the painting. This was one of my favorites! Thank you for your lovely comments!

taste testing, meeting Teddy, sitting pretty

taste testing, meeting Teddy, sitting pretty

...and one of my beautiful boys

...and one of my beautiful boys

and here are my big boys

and here are my big boys

...and our other big boy

...and our other big boy

my constant companion in the garden whom we lost to cancer this past spring

my constant companion in the garden whom we lost to cancer this past spring