Memorial Ornament. Private Collection. ©Shelly Burden 2013
It was bittersweet to paint from the last photo of this sweet baby, but I'm honored to provide memorial keepsakes such as this one. Thank you Karen!

"Kinley & Gracey" Ornaments. Private Collection. ©Shelly Burden 2013
"The house was too quiet without a boxer, so Mark and I adopted another pretty girl from Legacy, her name is Kinley. 6 weeks with us and she's doing really great, she's such a crazy, silly girl." Melissa

Gracey, another boxer beauty, is Melissa's Mother in Laws girl dog and the ornament a gift. 

A special shout out thanks to Melissa for (once again) choosing my work, always a delight seeing you! :O)
Hot off the easel: Tulip Scroll
This & so much more available at my Art on the Greene Event booth this weekend.
5x7 Watercolor ©Shelly Burden 2013
This years Easter image.
Available at my booth at the Art on the Greene Event March 22-24. 
"Purple Bunny" 5x7 Watercolor ©Shelly Burden 2013
Original $95. Pack of 5 artcards $10
"Sally" 5x7 Memorial Portait. Private Collection. ©Shelly Burden 2013

I met Todd and his wife at an art event where they shared memories and stunning photos of their recently passed Sally.

As we spoke it was obvious how much this beautiful dog was being missed, the love and companionship they shared.
 
Can't help but think if I spent my time at art shows scanning emails or sitting away appearing disinterested, I'd never have met Sally's family, learned about this sweet girl or had the honor of painting her portrait.

So thank you for stopping by my shows, it's always delightful seeing you! 

You are my muses and although I've said it before I'll say bazillion times more...I meet the most awesome people in my line of work!

Have a great day and look forward to seeing you at Art on the Greene this weekend!
Shelly
"Camera to keepsake; captivating portraits painted from your photos"
Shelly Burden-Portrait Artist
Toby: 1 word: Feisty!
"One of the best gifts I've ever gotten" - Pat's boss's reaction to his ornament! :O)
Toby ornament. Private Collection. ©Shelly Burden 2013
Lady: Nearly 14 years old, she's "Lady dainty paws." Very steadfast, loyal & faithful.Emma: 3 years old, still precocious and sassy!
Lady and Emma Ornaments. Private Collection. ©Shelly Burden 2013