Available Paintings on Etsy

Monday, September 7, 2009

Abby & Ivy, Sheltie Sisters...Painting in Oil

"Abby & Ivy," 18"x 24" (nfs, private commission)

I'll need to get a better photo of this piece as soon as the sun makes an appearance today, but I think I am finished. I ended up removing what was a bannister from a porch on the right of the painting because it just didn't seem to add anything to the composition and may have, in fact, been a bit distracting. I wanted the focus to be on Abby & Ivy, so I also lightened up the background a bit. Overall I am really pleased with how this piece turned out! Both these girls are such beautiful dogs, it's been a pleasure having them spend some time with me in my studio :)
(*Update: I replaced the photo, but I still feel the piece looks much more vibrant in person :)


  1. Oh Lara, how beautiful is this painting. I so love it. You did an amazing job. I can just see those two thinking as they looked at the camera in this picture. We had a collie for 11 years and they are such wonderful pets and friends. I still see Laddie running across the field with his tail up and head high. They are such proud critters. Great job. Just great job. Thanks for sharing. Country hugs, Sherry

  2. Beautiful dogs and a beautiful painting.