Thursday, December 02, 2010

Going to The Dogs....or It's a Dog's Life....or something about Best Friends

 "The dog is man's best friend,
He has a tail on one end.
Up in front he has teeth,
And four legs underneath"
     Ogden Nash  ' An Introduction to Dogs '
   
 Not too terribly long ago, I was a unacquainted with dogs and had only given my heart to a series of Maine Coon cats, including my current Coon, Stella Carabella.
My heart was stolen one day in Elmore State Park in Vermont by a beautiful golden wolf hybrid who had run away from someone, somewhere and adopted me, who I grew to love and named Daisy and who's death put a sad hole in my heart. After Daisy, I adopted Baci, the iconoclastic floppy ear-ed, fluffy, tricolored Corgi, who spends his days in my studio with me and his night curled up on my bed.
I am now an official Dog Person.
 Right now I am taking a break to paint bunnies, lots and lots of bunnies, Virginia Bluebells, ferns and violets and Spring mushrooms and pussy willows but I have been busy busy busy painting dogs.......and will go back to them again soon, then more bunnies, then more dogs, then bunnies
"Bulldogs are adorable, with faces like toads that have been sat on."
- Colette



Henry the Eighth and his Yorkie

Portrait of Gracie, a Chihuahua-Poodle cross


"When a dog wags her tail and barks at the same time, how do you know which end to believe?"
- Anonymous

 Dog - a kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship.
Ambrose Bierce
          If you think you might like a portrait of your dog, I'd be happy to hear from you and talk about what you have in mind! Please see my Pet Portrait blog Love Unleashed for more dogs......and cats.
          Thank you for visiting & I'd love to hear from you, don't be shy!














5 comments:

Anne said...

I think I see a chocolate Hershey in that bunch....! Love these, all of them. Is this for a project, or all they all commissioned pet portraits? I just love looking at your artwork!

HughsMom said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for capturing our chi-poo, Gracie, so beautifully.

Since our very cute (in real life) dog is completely un-photogenic, I was thrilled to find your service to paint pet portraits.
We have taken 100s of pictures to find nothing truly represents our newest family member.

Your beautiful and whimsical work has finally given us a portrait of our family dog that we all love!
I am going to tell everyone I know about your amazing work!

Sam said...

The coloring on these are wonderful - really like how you rendered these.

Patti said...

You do beautiful work. The dog images are really great. I love your other work as well. Great color and detail. You really capture something wonderful with your images.

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