Elder Koda is a painting of one of my very dear furry friends – Koda. Koda has spent many days and nights staying at my house: I am proud to be called his Auntie Anita.
Elder Koda by Anita Louise Hummel is a painting of a purebred black poodle named Koda. Koda has lived the last three years in Hanoi, Vietnam, and has become the Hanoi Vietnam Mission mascot for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Inspiration – Elder Koda By Anita Louise Hummel
Elder Kota by Anita Louise Hummel is an original painting of Koda, a black poodle that I take care of when his parents are out of town. Koda’s parents Ross and Carrie Chiles, came to Vietnam in 2018 to serve as mission presidents for the Hanoi Vietnam Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Koda is very familiar with Asia. He was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. He also came from a large and very active household of 6 children. He is greatly loved and considered by his family to be the 7th child or 7th sibling.
Koda quickly became the Hanoi Vietnam mission mascot because Kota is an extremely loving and caring dog. In fact, he is a certified therapy dog. He would often instinctively understand when a young missionary was having a hard time or missing home, and he would go over to them so he could comfort them.
That is the kind of dog Koda is – a very loving and kind dog who instinctively understands when someone needs a little bit of an extra hug or love.
I painted Kota with glasses as he is suffering from cataracts and had to have an eye operation. His vision is not as it once was. But despite that, he is always ready to go out for a walk or to explore someplace in Hanoi, Vietnam.
In fact, Kota always loves a good walk. He is happy to go and explore any place that you take him.
Koda also has a tie and missionary badge; Elder or all the male missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will always wear a tie and missionary badge. As Koda is a male dog, I painted Koda as an “Elder Koda” with a missionary tie and missionary badge.
About The Painting – Elder Koda By Anita Louise Hummel
This painting, Elder Koda, is a tribute to my furry friend Koda. Koda is returning with his parents to Taipei, Taiwan, where he will spend the rest of his days. I have really enjoyed being Auntie Anita to “Elder Koda.”
I have cherished the walks and times we have spent together. He has been my good friend as he has listened to me with any complaint. He became my sleeping buddy.
Here are some aspects of this Elder Koda oil painting:
- Black Color – When you see Koda in person he is completely black. Infact we have a flashing vest we put on him when we walk him at night so that the cars and traffic can clearly see him. I added some indigo blue in as part of the fur color and also some browns. Koda does have some slight brown tones in his fur color along with some blue black tones As he has aged his fur has also had some speckles of white hair.
- Blue Eyes – I love blue eyes and Koda acutally has eyes that blue. So in this painting I have painted him with his lovely blue eyes.
- Green Glasses – I choose some brighter green glasses as I wanted them to stand out on his face. As Koda is always so nicely groomed, I think if he was human he would always be trendy.
- Gold Leaf – I love to use gold leaf with my oil paintings, so I have used some touches of gold leaf to Koda’s tie.
- Missionary Badge – Like any good missionary, Elder Koda must also have his missionary badge. His badge is black and the same shape as the missionaries from The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints will wear.
- Blue Background – I used a blue background as I did not want anyhing that distracted from his actual painting. I also felt like the blue color worked well with his black fur color.
Elder Koda was an enjoyable painting for me to paint. As I have a personal relationship with Koda so this made painting him very fun.
You can purchase the print of the Elder Koda painting from Fine Art America. Fine art America will allow you to purchase this as a printed frame with a matt and frame or canvas print. They offer a nice range of frame types, matt colors, and print sizes.
If you would like to have Elder Koda printed on a notebook, facemasks, water bottle cup, or anything else, you can also purchase that from either Fine Art America or Red Bubble. You can find out more about Fine Art America by clicking here or Red Bubble by clicking here. They both offered you some great choices to print In Elder Koda on cards, notebooks, T-shirts, and products.
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