Saturday, November 14, 2009

Three Wishes, Sunflowers

Three Wishes Sunflowers
Oil on Linen Board

Three wishes is a new sunflower that bloomed on the easel today. While I worked on Three Wishes, my three little studio assistants were sawing logs on their ultra deluxe pillows scattered around the studio. We have the addition of a fourth little soul visiting this week - Oscar the Pug. Oscar first came to stay at the Medina Foster Home for Wayward Pugs three years ago after his family could no longer care for him. He was 11 years old when he first stepped paw inside my door.

As you can see, Oscar went on to great fame and fortune after his adoption by his furever family. Last year, he was selected as Mister January for the Dallas Fort Worth Pug Rescue Calendar. He is, undeniably, a hunky, good looking fellow, and his new family has him absolutely spoiled, as it should be.

If I had three wishes, one of them would be that every little creature, every cat and every dog, would have a safe home and loving family to care for them. Please remember animal rescue when you make out your gift lists at the end of this year. Every rescue organization is in greater need now than we have ever been before. And while you're at it, give your critters big hugs for me!

A day without Oscar is
like a day without sunshine!

Oscar was Mister January for the Pug Rescue

Calendar last year. He is, after all,
a rather hunky, good looking fellow!

Me giving Oscar goodbye smoochies as he

prepared to leave on his adoption day 3 years ago.
To my right is my sweet velcro pug, Winnie Wiggles.


Angela Elledge said...

Oh, how I wish the kitty on my easel would just "bloom" like your beautiful sunflowers. This cat has sat there all day and meowed/talked back to me all day. So glad you had an eventful painting day, wonderful painting!

Edward Burton said...

I love your sunflowers, Nancy - beautiful.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Those sunflowers are so glorious looking- the look like they could sing!

Autumn Leaves said...

Wow, Nancy! I really like your perspective on this piece! The bigger, closer shots of the flowers are truly gorgeous! I have simply fallen in love with Oscar. He IS a gorgeous Mr. January and I am not at all surprised that he was chosen to represent all of Pugdom for the first month of the year. He is gorgeous. I have an Oscar too, though mine is a Greyhound. I love that big heart of your's!

Archie and Melissa said...

hi nancy!
oh my gosh! i just love all of your new paintings. you are my hero!

squeeze all four puggies for me!

m & e

Unknown said...

Thank you Angela! I have a kitty waiting to have her portrait made, too. Maybe our kitties are both shy? : )

Thank you Edward! I hope your show went well...

Tweedley, you are so cute in your artist's frock. A regular pug-casso! xoxox

Autumn that is wonderful that you have an Oscar. Greyhounds are such elegant, sweet dogs.

Melissy, I am still laughing over the "sweater hat" you made for Emmitt, the puggy ambassador of your creative kingdom. : )