The following was taken from a friend’s farewell note to a dog she loved. I wanted to post it to show just how a dog touches the human soul.
“Today was lost a sweet soul to the angels up above. She was a kind, gentle soul. There was something unique about her, not her first time here on earth…an old soul, a wise soul.
She had an amazing life surrounded by people who loved her. She was a service dog and therapy for those who needed a smile. A cancer survivor.
The bond between her and her owner was unexplainable. They were life partners. The bond was the most beautiful thing anyone could witness, indescribable.
This bond between a human and dog never dies. Sweet angel, you will be missed. You have left paw prints on our hearts and your spirit will remain alive in us. Can’t wait to see your goofy smile again sweet girl. Forever in our hearts.”
This is my latest dog painting in pastel. I titled it Golden-Out of the Shadow because of the contrast of light and dark, and because of the way the light was hitting on him, but still there was a cast shadow over him. This was a bit difficult to do because it is only on a 5×8 piece of Uart sanded pastel paper. Still I was pleased with the way it turned out!
I titled this 3 dog night because I was recently commissioned to paint 3 dogs before the Christmas holiday. Just found out that two of them were rescue dogs and the other brought home as a puppy.
As usual I fell in love with these 3 as I was painting them. The first was Sophie, who was rescued from a shelter after giving birth. Somebody adopted the puppies, but left Sophie behind. But luckily for Sophie, an angel came along and helped her find a loving home!
The second dog was Brodie. He was brought home by a child as a puppy and was described to me as a big goofball. I saw him and thought he was rather regal looking. A take charge kind of fellow.
And lastly, but not least, was Bella! Bella was also rescued pregnant. She to me appeared so loving and cuddly and oh, those eyes. She looked calm and so peaceful and grateful to be a part of this trio!
All three were painted as separate portraits. And I was so pleased to be the one who got to paint them! I love painting pet portraits and making the people who gave so much for them HAPPY! By doing this I really hope to be bringing a little joy to the world!
Here they are…
I decided to paint another painting of Addi Teiran, this time in oils. It is only a 9×12, but it is in a beautiful frame and will be a gift to my friendsI sometimes like to paint in oils just because it is a different experience and a little more controlled.
Diamond is a rescue dog. I do not know what breed or mix. But she is one beautiful girl. A friend and her husband took her in to their pack (they already have 3 or 4 other dogs). I believe Diamond truly is a diamond in the rough. She has her great days and then not so great, but they are all working it out. Diamond and the other dogs and her new owners.
When I painted this watercolor, I put in a background of diamond shapes to tie in the dog’s name with her portrait.