Saturday, September 23, 2006

Painting of ME!!!

About a month ago, I was contacted by Barbara Keigher, an artist, regarding permission to use my photos for her paintings after visiting my blog. After consulting with my secretary, I agreed to the request. Barbara, like mum, was once owned by her own pollyanna Airedale named "Shama". The heartbreak of losing Shama at the age of 13 prevented Barbara from getting another doggie. It, however, did not stop her from painting the breed dear to her heart.

This is the first painting Barbara did of ME!!! Isn't it CUTE??

It is being listed on e-Bay, and 15 % of the auction goes to Airedale Terrier Rescue & Adoption (ATRA). I'm happy that I am, in a small way, contributing to helping all the un-lucky DALES out there.

DANG!! There's already one bid on it......better go get mum off her butt!!

For those of you who are curious, this is the photo to which the painting was created from:


Anonymous said...

Sunshade, Miss Barbara did an awesome job on your painting!!! Isn't she just the best!!! But after all, you are an easy subject to paint. You're just so darn cute!

Sue and
Maggie (Miss Barbara has painted me a few times too)

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Sunshade the muse immortalized. Uh oh I see mom heading off to ebay on the other screen!

Bussie Kissies

Linda Fleming said...

Very Kewl! Not only are you a talented actress but you are also a gorgeous model for artists. You do it all, girl!
Big Wags,

Anonymous said...

Oops! No eye see!

licky wet wet licks


Unknown said...

Sunshade the model!! The picture is so good, she did a really nice job!!! Of course you are so darn cute, how could she not do a good job. Too bad she didn't give you a free copy for your Mama.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

T-man Angel said...

What a terrific rendition of your smiling face!! You are truly a work of art :)

By the way, I saw an airdale on my walk in the forest preserve this morning. After the walk, her human put her on a picnic table and was grooming her!! Of course, I thought of you :)

Sam I Am said...


I think you should be in The National Gallery of Art,with some of the finest collections ...sniff-sniff

Lot's Of Lick's

Bogart H. Devil said...

That's a FANTASTIC painting!


Maximillian the Valliant said...

Man are just sending my cute-o-meter off the chart! Don't you want to come live with me?


Anonymous said...

My Mommy says you should copy it and make it into t shirts.

Bussie Kissies

Fu Fu said...

Hey Sunshade, That's a very nice pic of you. I didn't know what the black part was at first (i tot it was horns?) till I saw your pic then I know it's your tail. hee. :)

~ fufu

Jay said...

WHOA!!! Sunshade, the picture looked just like you. So nice of you to contribute your bit :)

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Sunshade,
That's a fantastic drawing of you! I am so envious!!

Anonymous said...

hi sunshade! that's such a funny picture your mom chose to have painted! :) but i like it, it's so carefree, your ears are flying, your mouth is woofing, you look like you're having the time of your life :)


Tigersan said...

Very Cute! And, Very Nice :)

Sunshade said...

Thanks everybody! Guess who is the high bidder now??

It is...


Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Hana said...

I'm glad you're gonna get to keep the painting! That's cool you have a painting of yourself!!! Guess it's not gonna be part of the Houston, Texas Musum of Fine Arts exhibit that they're having on DOGS? (See Dachsies Rule's Blog about it.)