Wednesday, February 06, 2008

"Louis" {pronounced Loooo-ieee}

"Louis"
10"x 30"
Oil on Canvas

This is my little guy, Louis. Well, actually, he's not so little anymore, but... ;)

Today I'm looking forward to spending some time pulling together ideas for my website--the one I'm building for my pet portraits. Slowly, slowly I'm stitching together the life I want. Last night I started on my third canvas--sketching out an image of Chester, a lovable Cocker Spaniel. Tonight I'll block in the colors.

All of this is such a process, threaded in between the other demands of my life. I am so impatient for everything to start manifesting itself FULL SCALE! And at the same time I have absolute faith that it's going to happen. Ok...so today's lesson: patience. Someone please tell me, how does that work?

17 comments:

rubygirl76 said...

jessie!!! i LOVE this painting -- you captured him PERFECTLY! and i know because i've met him! i can't believe how perfect you got his eyes...i really see great things happening for you and the pet portraits, jessie. you are just so talented (shakes head in amazement)...

Leah said...

woman! this painting is *stunning!!*

Vedrana M. said...

wonderful painting!!! patience...maybe it has to do with graditude and faith in higher plans :)
xoxo

Tori said...

This is absolutely amazing.
I love it.
It is so alive and warm.

Annie Coe said...

Jessie, you just keep painting and do what you are inspired to do. Great
painting, what a love he is :-)

Olivia said...

Jessie, I love this painting so much! Just wait---everything for you is on your way. Patience is trusting that it will happen at the right time and not too fast. Believe it or not, I think I'm struggling with the "too fast" part and am having trouble integrating my success :) So you don't want it too fast...just right at the right time when you're ready!! xxoo, O

Sharon said...

You have definitely found your niche! I LOVE it!!!
Please check my blog for my two little four-footed friends.

liz elayne said...

what a gorgeous painting and beautiful puppy...i love it!

the balance of patience and belief...this is an image i am going to sit with for a bit...i can completely relate to this right now...

Amber said...

Oh my GOSH!!! I LOVE IT!! These are just going to FABULOUS. What a kick ASS idea! You are amazing.
I want to comission one of our MickeyMooMoos. Georgie would treasure it forEVER. How much, How much??

oxox :)

GreenishLady said...

Louis is absolutely gorgeous! I am so excited! I know I made the right choice in asking you to do my Trixie portrait. And knowing you are doing it, my sorrow at her loss is receding, strangely.

Patience? I think it's a one day at a time thing.

The Dream said...

Pet Portraits - SO much fun! GREAT work, Jessie - I love your not-so-small pup and how you have captured his sweet personality so perfectly! Looking a little sleepy, but willing to be rambuncious at a moment's notice.

Laura B. said...

Amazing. And thanks, Jessie, for your e-mail. I'm really excited for a Monty painting. Even in your writing, you seem to really understand him---All the adjectives you used describe him well. Thank you!! I miss you :)

Mardougrrl said...

Yep, that's my beloved Louis. I'll bet I could show that to Madam and SHE would recognize him.

*sniff* we all need to get together.

You are amazing, dear. xoxo, M

judie said...

Wow your Louis painting is wonderful, as is your other art. I used to paint in oils, and sometimes I miss it. Thinking about getting back to it. Good luck with your website animal art venture!

caroline : my pocket said...

Oh, it's beautiful! Again I love the angle and the deep colours, you're so talented. :) Can't wait to see more. For me patience is figuring out what it is I'm supposed to be doing now. It's a bit like being bored, whenever I realise I'm bored I think there is something I should be doing or feeling and I'm not - what is it?

madelyn said...

jessie ~ this is just so
gosh darn stunning ~ he looks like
he is going to yawn and slowly
get up and walk over to me for a pat ~ and the colors are so beautful
and the strokes give it this sense
that he is alive !!!

my gosh girl you are fantastic!!!

*beaming with pride*

i am soo soooo proud of you
sweetie:)

kj said...

love the paws! i know ruby is right on...

:)