Sunday, December 18, 2011

My Best Friend Jade

I got Jade 7 years ago from another dog walker, who's client had brought her to Toronto from Mexico. She was 5 months old at the time. She was a street dog (puppy!) and already had battle scars from I would imagine was a rough environment - as you can see, part of her left ear is missing, although most people don't notice it., Despite this, she has a gentle nature (unless you are a squirrel!), and asks for cuddles from everyone she meets. She is a leaner.
I got her from April the dogwalker who had been fostering her. The woman who brought her back was unable to keep her, and April was charged with finding her a new home. She knew that I was "dogless"at the time having lost my previous dog Jessie about a year before. April told me she was special, and she certainly is. We are both lucky.
This is also a challenge from Daily Paintworks.

6x6" Oil on gessoboard
Not for Sale

Silver Coffee Pot

This is an exercise in reflection, which I did for the Daily Paintworks Challenge. I love doing these challenges, and since I haven't painted as often as I would have liked this year, a good challenge is in order! This challenge was posted in July, so I am going to work my way through them, they all have merit.

It is a great artist's community, thank you Carol and David Marine.

8x8" oil on Raymar cotton panel

$125 + shipping