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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Funniest & Nicest Compliment Yet! :o)

"Sammy," 5"x 7", oil on canvas (SOLD)

I painted this piece of a beloved Golden Retriever named 'Sammy' a couple of weeks ago, but I wanted to share a snippet of an email I received from Sammy's Dad...it's one of the funniest and nicest compliments I've ever received and is why I wake up everyday ready to pick up my brushes and play all day with paint! :o)

"It's funny... when I look at the original picture... nothing. When I look at this picture(painting)... tears... original picture... nothing... this picture(painting)... tears. How do you do it... what is your secret ingredient??? It's like you have somehow painted in the swelling music they place in movies to move the audience towards any emotion they want you to feel. Maybe it's just me, but I'll be watching our friends as they look at this piece. I'll swear you did something ; ) "

Have a great day,



  1. What's better than knowing that your work evokes such emotion?! You are fabulous Lara and the compliment is very well deserved!

    Karyn (French Charming)

  2. What an absolutely touching response to your painting, definitely a reason to keep working.

  3. Thank you, I couldn't agree more!;)