Sunday, 29 June 2008

Jack Russell Terrier Sleeping - Finished

Here is the finished piece.....apart from painting the edges and varnishing, of course.

Meet Lachie! He is a Jack Russell Terrier and belongs to Deidre, the lady who lost her beloved, pet Rainbow Lorikeet last year. My sister commissioned this painting of Lachie as her gift to Deidre.
Lachie - Acrylics on 12"x12" Gallery-wrapped Canvas
© Serena Lewis


I was reading this post on Julie's blog this morning where she showed a cute ATC of a Chihuahua. Julie went on to comment how blessed she felt living in the States and she prays for people starving and/or suffering in other countries. I join her in those prayers. I believe that this also applies to animals worldwide. I look at my little dog, Cody, and see how loved and well cared for he is and my heart then goes out to all the animals in this world who are treated with such horrific cruelty, insensitivity and indifference. When I read of the shocking atrocities being done to people and animals alike, I feel pain in my heart. I think this world would be a better place if ALL people had compassionate hearts towards all living things other than themselves.

Animal welfare organisations worldwide rely on our donations to help make a difference in animals lives who have no voice of their own. If you are so inclined, please visit any of the Animal Welfare links in the right column of this blog and BE a part of that difference. Thank you.

20 comments:

  1. Hi Serena,
    Have been watching the progress of this piece. It's wonderful. Deidre is going to feel like she has a legion of angels watching over her with these beautiful keepsakes that keep coming to her door. Good job Serena...She will love it..Ro

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  2. She is going to be so pleased with this gift - you did a beautiful job!

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  3. I'm sure she will love this gift. You do such beautiful work.

    And I couldn't agree with you more about making the world a better place. We need to understand that when we hurt another living thing we are actually hurting ourselves, too.

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  4. Thanks, Ro...I will be looking forward to hearing what Deidre thinks of both the paintings.

    Thanks, Kathy ~ :)

    Thanks, Janet.....and you are so right that we only hurt ourselves when we hurt other living things.

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  5. I'm so glad you shared your process along the way to this stunning painting!! Just gorgeous!

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  6. Serena, absolutely incredible pet portrait. Very well done. All the textures are amazing!

    Animal rights seem to go hand in hand with how people treat each other whether good or bad.

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  7. Thanks, Boyd, and I agree with your comment about animals and people. :)

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  8. Oh Serena...

    You have me blubbering! Thankyou so much for your added sentiments regarding world hunger and animal plights! Every day I pray!

    Your painting is just gorgeous! I still can't believe you can do that plaid like that...and such a cute doggy!!! I guess my original guess was WAY OFF!!! LOLOL.

    Julie

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  9. Like as potography. Admirable. Kisses

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  10. Yes, Julie...your original idea was a little out in left field. lol

    Thank you, Jou Mike ~ :)

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  11. You are amazing with those brushes!!!!

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  12. Thanks, Anita and Luci!

    Thanks, Jessica!

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  13. This is amazing! Beautiful painting! Marva

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  14. I am absolutey amazed by this painting! Thanks for showing it in progress, too. (Not that I'd be able to do anything like it--hehe! But I like seeing real artists at work.) Stunning!! :)

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  15. Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comment, Rita ~ :)

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  16. I love that JRT painting. We have one and what a handful Doesn't a day go by that she doesn't give us a good laugh and an opportunity to utter many profanities.

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