This paper is a bit difficult to paint on using some of the standard techniques of resist or scrubbing. Its beautiful paper with lots of character and very thick. Once its wet it becomes blotter paper and can tear if not treated with a bit of respect.
I used some iridescent paint on this one. This paint has a bit of a sparkle to it but usually it can be very discreet and only when light hits the paint a certain way does it reflect back.
I recently had to make the difficult decision of putting my black lab “Sam” to sleep. I feel bad about it everyday because I had to do it. I had to because I could not keep up with the constant cleaning and bathing. Also he could not be left alone for more than an hour and a half. He was in pain and had to be lifted into our car and sometimes down our stairs into our condo, often under the influence of a drug cocktail. Regardless of all the extra work I tried, I really tried. I was hoping as everyone does that he would pass away in his sleep. But he was a fighter and he hung in there always wanting to go on the walks with me and my other dogs (even if he couldn’t make it all the way back). I did all this and lots more for the last year just to help him out, but I was stressed and tired all the time. Now with my grandson crawling around I felt I had to take him into the vet. My vet didn’t encourage me but said he understood & that 14 years for a rescue lab who had heart worm and multiple other problems was actually a pretty good run. I hated to see Sam looking like a different dog, one that I didn’t know. For the last couple of years he was looking depressed and more than anything I felt bad for him, he was the pack leader and always so much the proud dog who was (it seemed to me) part human. So you may have noticed a few more “All dogs go to heaven paintings” being posted and now you know why. The Photo above was taken in 2002 ( in his prime) he loved the snow, we often called him Nanook because he could not get too much snow.
All good dogs go to heaven? What about the bad ones? I think they get to go too because if they are bad its because some person/s mistreated them.
This is an extreme close up as the actual painting is small. This painting is rather nice, I love the colors in the background, it looks ethereal.
This painting is actually slightly lighter than it’s shown here. If you are interested in purchasing this great little painting, I would be happy to take a better picture. Also… You should know that you can easily find lots of really nice inexpensive frames with a mat included for these small paintings because 4 by 6 is usually the same size as a standard photograph. A good idea for small paintings is to form a grouping. Sometimes a small painting can’t carry off a larger wall space but several small paintings can. Put together a few paintings to form a small grouping.. say three and space them in a way that is pleasing to you. You’ll be surprised how great they look in the nooks and crannies of your home. I even have several small paintings behind the bathroom door hanging on the wall… you do not see them( till your a captive audience if you know what I mean) closes the door and these paintings never fail to get great comments.
A beautifully painted painting with my favorite buds…” Farm days” is just one of in my series “All dogs go to heaven”
This special painting is a watercolor on clayboard (ampersand), it has very slight or light texture and is a 5 by 7. It sells for only $50.00
I will spray it with a mat clear spray for protection and can be framed without glass. These small paintings make great gifts and are treasured by any dog lover.
Watercolor on gessoed masonite
Starring my three buddies!
A great painting which has a wonderful textured surface.
These small painting make great gifts for all of your dog loving friends.
8 by 8 inches
8 by 8 watercolor on masonite
This drawing is part of a series… These three dogs are always looking out to the horizon and I think they have many fine moments of just ” being dogs, and this is just one of them.
$50.00 plus $5.5 for postage and packaging.
11 by 14 inches…… for those that do not know what a conte crayon is… its very similar to a soft pastel stick. You will need to frame this piece under glass.
I love these dogs!
5 inch by 7 inch watercolor on paper $30.00
this is from my “all dogs go to heaven” series…
I can’t help but hear one of the bigs dogs say to the other big dog about the little dog ” Do you think there may have been a mix up at the hospital?”