dog portrait

Great Dane - Billiards History

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Mr. Thomas Tudor"
Appletree Hollow
8"x10"-oil on canvas

Mr. Thomas "Tonka" Tudor – 1855 – 1925
Born in England 1855, he immigrated with his parents from England in 1865. His father
was a German trader but it was his Irish mother that stirred his first interest in billiards
with her connection to a wealthy English family.
Thomas’s first job was a janitor in a small establishment that catered to drink and billiards.
He was known to be very intelligent but also extremely clumsy and awkward. So, it came
as quite a surprise that he developed such outstanding skills in billiards.
Although he was only a janitor, he was quick to make friends that listened to his innovative ideas.
At some point, for unknown reasons, during the years of developing his playing skills, he gained
the nickname of “Tonka”.
Eventually, he assisted in developing new table and cushion designs, wrote endless articles

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Theda Waterspoon - Irish Water Spaniel

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Theda Waterspoon"
8"x10"-oil on canvas
Appletree Hollow Series

1852- 1917
She was born Theodosia Waterspoon in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 27th, 1852.
Her mother,a Swiss wigmaker and her father an Irish tailor, gave her a
comfortable upbringing in a loving home situated in a small neighborhood
inhabited mostly by immigrant merchants. She was a non-athletic, old
fashioned, stay-at-home kind of gal, who loved her family, good food,
writing and books.
It was said that throughout her life, she was not truly happy without
writing or having her nose buried in a book. Although she had
a shy, retiring nature she longed to be an actress from early childhood.
When it came time to go to college, she ran away to pursue her dreams.
She fabricated an exotic background of having an Egyptian royal heritage
and being named, Theodosia, after a young woman who was lost at sea,
sparked wild tales of abduction and pirates which got her noticed by the

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Sweet Pete

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Sweet Pete"
11"x14"-oil on canvas
Appletree Hollow

Through the years of Appletree Hollow history, few residents became
as well liked as Peter M.Cakenhafer. Like many others in the village
his parents were immigrants from Germany & England. He was born in New York,
trapped in an immigration camp until his parents passed away.
He was rescued by a lovely young woman who moved to Ohio hills where
he eventually found Appletree Hollow and became a permanent resident.
Perhaps he was inspired by his love of good food or his need to help
others that he found success in 1908 by creating hard cake treats to sustain
sailors on long journeys. This idea eventually developed into a
specialty biscuit, shaped like a bone.
He loved holidays and would often dress up for Halloween, handing out
his biscuit treats to everyone, which earned him the nickname of
"Sweet Pete". Because of his just and fair treatment to others, in

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Which Way Did He Go? - retriever dog

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Which Way Did He Go?"
oil on canvas -6"x6"
animal portrait- dog days

I think most of us have seen a scene like this
and we have a "double-take". This one was in front of my
house one day...He really looked like he was ready to
drive off as soon as the passenger came back.

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All Fours - Doberman dog

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"All Fours"- Doberman
oil on canvas -6"x8"
animal portrait- dog days

I thought at first I was going to call this "On All Fours"
but I realized that wasn't quite right....
I wanted to capture the grace and endless energy
of this wonderful four-legged friend.

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Love at First Sight - Pug

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Love at First Sight"- Pug
oil on canvas -8"x8"
animal portrait- dog days

People find love in many places and often
it is with our four-legged friends.
Now, this is a face that anyone could love!

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Chihuahua in Red Sweater

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Dressed for the Holidays"
oil on canvas - 6"x6"

This little one seemed very happy to be on this
cold morning walk dressed in his best sweater.

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Civil War Soldier

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Reginald Biggs"
oil on canvas - 6"x8"
Appletree Hollow Fantasy Series

Reginald Biggs: Infantry soldier in the Civil War
Was born in Germany in 1843 and arrived at Appletree Hollow in 1845, where he learned the cooper’s trade (making large wooden casks) from his father. However, it proved so injurious to his health that he was compelled to seek other means of livelihood.

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Classy Chihuahua

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Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Classy Chihuahua"
oil on canvas - 6"x8"
animal art

Taco's anyone? Just kidding....but Taco Bell certainly brought some fame to the little Chihuahua. I found this one in the loving arms of a gal at our local Farmers Market.

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Boxer

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Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Sophisticated Boxer"
oil on canvas - 6"x6"
animal art

There is nothing quite so distinct as that BOXER look...
a bit smug, honest, knowing and of course regal!

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