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The Look of Love – Charlie

This is an oil painting of one of my favorite subjects – pets! I was so inspired by Charlie’s look with eyes full of love! So I guess this would be considered a work of love, the love in a dog’s eyes. A pet portrait.

This sweet dog belongs to my nephew’s family . The dog they all love!  Charlie!E79F6B1C-7136-47FD-9348-701BF98D01F7


Farewell note from dog lover

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.”


The Sounds of Silence

I never thought there were really sounds in silence as much as I know there are today. Yesterday I lost my best friend, Mercury.

The house is quiet as I awake this morning, but for some reason I thought I could hear the sound of his flapping ears. When he woke in the morning the first thing he did was shake his head and flap those long ears of his. My alarm clock.

It is eerily foggy this morning on the bay and so quiet but in the distance a dog barks. Unseen it sounds like Mercury. Could it be?

In the silence of the night I will miss the tapping of his nails hitting the floor as he comes in and out of my bedroom checking on me to make sure I am still there and that I am alright.

The sounds of him breathing, snoring, and letting out little yips as he dreams lying on one end of the sofa I am sure will be heard by me.

In the sounds of silence for many days to come, I am sure I will hear my best friend as he makes his way prancing, as he did, over the Rainbow Bridge.

The quiet echoes of your soul will always be forever in the Sounds of Silence.

“Eyes are the window to your soul.” William Shakespeare

When I look into the eyes of the dogs I paint I truly believe I can see their soul. Some dogs seem to have been someone or something else in another life. I think this is why I enjoy painting them so much. I feel that if I haven’t captured that soul in my painting, I have not succeeded in my mission.