Friday, August 30, 2013

Luna as Fine Art

Mike and I may not have any human kids at this time, but Luna is most definitely our baby girl.  This is common knowledge to all our friends and family members.  So, it should have come as no surprise that several of our wedding gifts followed a "we love Luna" theme.  We received FOUR hand painted/sketched pictures of Luna.  We joke that the decoration of our house has gone from "we like greyhounds" to a shrine for Luna.

The first three paintings were commissioned by my mother's family.  The artist lives in England and is a good friend of my grandparents.  They met the artist on one of their many trips to England.  My grandfather had several paintings done by this artist of buildings and locations important to our family.  To have these three paintings/sketches of Luna done by the same artist means so much to Mike and me.

(These paintings were modeled off of three photos on the blog.  See if you recognize them!)
Oil painting
Pencil (Sorry the picture did not turn out well. It is of Luna roaching.)
The fourth drawing was done by a friend of ours who is a budding author and an amazing artist.  She used one of our engagement photos to create the picture.  We were shocked and honored that she created something so beautiful for us.
Original photo
Each piece is proudly on display in our home.  We love each one because they showcase how beautiful Luna is inside and out.  These are treasured pieces that we look forward to sharing with guests for many years to come.


Patty E. said...

I love all of them!

What Remains Now said...

Every one is beautiful! I love all the different media. Even more special since they are of your special girl.

gyeong said...

How very cool. Bet Luna feels extra special that so many people want draw or paint her.

Jay at The Depp Effect said...

You have some wonderful pieces of art there, of a gorgeous dog! No wonder you're pleased with them!

We have a houseful of dog paintings and drawings and watercolours, too, plus one copper engraving. Some done by professional artists, most done by one or the other of my sons - which makes them even more special! I love them all!