The “Soul of the Dog”–Dakota’s eyes captured by Artist, Sheila Wedegis

click on my eyes to visit Sheila's blog!

click on my eyes to visit Sheila’s blog!

Isn’t this just unbelievable?

Mom and I think that Sheila captured my eyes beautifully. So beautifully that Mom has bought this painting and cannot wait for it to arrive!

Some of you might be familiar with the art of Sheila Wedegis, but for those who aren’t,  this painting is part of a 30 day challenge that artist Sheila Wedegis is taking part in called


“The eyes are the windows to the soul” 

so it was no wonder that Sheila chose to paint dog’s eyes for her challenge.

Mom and I are just in love with this painting!

If you would like to submit a photo of your dog,  visit Sheila’s blog here and I linked to her in various other areas of this post.

You can also visit her on Facebook by clicking here

Thank you so much Sheila! You are sooo talented!

Barks and licks and love, Dakota and “Mom”



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  1. Very sweet face, Dakota. ~xo~

    • Thank you!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  2. That is a seriously cool portrait – nice job, Sheila! And of course, nice job Dakota for being such a looker.

    • Thanks so much we love it! You should look into having one done of Eko….he would be an AMAZING model! Barks and licks and love, Dakota and “Mom”

  3. Very amazing!

  4. What a beautiful job.
    Benny & Lily

  5. Stunning!

  6. Shelia is fantastic, she did my nose, it was wonderful 🙂 Have a great day xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

    • yep she sure is, we saw your painting and loved it. You have a great day too! Barks and licks and love Dakota

  7. OMC – she does amazing work. Those eyes tell it all too.

    • She truly does Mario. I remember when I was a pre-Art major, eyes and for drawing or painting humans, mastering hands, are the true marks of a talented artist. Love, “Mom”

  8. Very nice!

  9. Those soulful eyes… handsome!!!


    • Thank you precious Eva! You have the MOST GORGEOUS eyes yourself! I am smitten! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  10. It’s gorgeous!!! and if your eyes are the window to your soul – then your soul is beautiful!!! I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.

    • Oh Easy!! You are soooooo poetic!! If I were a girl doggy I would fall in love with you INSTANTLY! Heck…I think I am gonna fall in love with you anyway! That was soooooo beautiful!! Barks and licks and love from your pal furever…..Dakota

  11. You are so beautiful Dakota, that of course your eyes are stunning in this painting!

    • Awww that was so sweet! Thank you! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  12. Wow, Iove Sheilas work!! Very nice eyes Dakota.

  13. Beautiful, just beautiful! I visited Sheila’s web site and commented as well. I paint pet portraits, and I always paint the eyes first. That way the animal is already “there”. Please visit my web site at and let me know what you think!

  14. The eyes ARE the windows to the soul and so so difficult to get just right when drawing or painting them. Great job, Sheila!

    • Yep Dawn soooo true! You are a wonderful artist as well…and I USED to be so good at drawing, that we know just how hard it is! Love, “Mom”

  15. It is beautiful Dakota, I know why your mom loves it. I too love staring into my punkin’s eyes.

    • thank you Jodi! Barks and licks and love, Dakota


    • Yes I am and it is! Thank you! Mom bought it! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  17. What an amazing painting! It’s almost like looking at you.

    • I know!! Isn’t it? Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  18. Very nice!

  19. I’m so glad you were able to get such a lovely photo – your mom will treasure this forever!

    • yes the painting is just gorgeous!!! Mom couldn’t be happier! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  20. The eyes have it!! Yay! Take care

  21. What a beautiful painting, Dakota! I think Sheila did a great job and I am excited that you are going to have this great painting in your very own home 🙂

    • thanks so much!!! I am excited too! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  22. That came out just gorgeous!

  23. What beautiful eyes yous has Dakota! Me is sure me can see your soul!

  24. Great painting, lovely eyes.


  25. An artist painted a picture of me last year and Mom loved it, but she never did get to buy it. I’m glad that picture of you will be arriving at your house! It’s a fantastic likeness of you!


    • Oh Bunny I am sorry you couldn’t buy yours. My Mom definitely bought hers and can’t wait for it to arrive! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  26. She did a beautiful job! The eyes are the hardest to do because all the love, life, joy (yes the soul) is in the eyes 🙂

  27. Hi Dakota, Oh, that’s simply amazing, your eyes are reflecting back all the love that you receive as well as the love you have! Such a gorgeous painting! 🙂 Hugs,

    • I LOVE what you said and it is soooooooooo true!! Thank you! She did an amazing job! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  28. Wow!! that’s an amazing painting!! you are so lucky to be painted like that Dakota 🙂

    • yes I am lucky for sure! Barks and licks and love Dakota

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