Animal Paintings

Dogs (and their owners)

Dogs x 3It is no secret that I love animals. I come from a family of animal lovers. Animals can do no wrong in my family. I suspect that my mother would prefer photos of friends’ dogs to photos of their grandchildren!

So its no surprise that I often choose dogs (and their owners) as subjects for my art. I am not always terribly good at making eye contact with people when I am talking with them but when I am out walking, I will often catch the eye of a dog and a glance will pass between us. Perhaps, I am imagining this. Dogs are cool. They live in the moment and know how to fully enjoy themselves. They love being out and about and enjoy seeing that. There is no joy like the joy of dog running free in the park or in the woods.

I like to try and see the world from their point of view. This usually means a low view point. Little Jack Russells are a favourite of mine. They have a big personality. I particularly like to capture the body language between the dogs and and their humans. I am intrigued by the bond that links them. Even if they are just a dog and a human, they are a pack. The human is not always, “top dog”!

 

 

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  1. Had to chuckle at your comment about favorite Jack Russells. I have met several of them over the years and have yet to encounter one that did not excessively bark at me. Must be something about me that sets them off LOL!

    • Thank for your comment. I’m a cat person too but you don’t see them out with their owners in quite the same way as dogs. My lovely cats are both black, which is nortoriously hard to paint, but that wont stop me having black cats. This is off the point somewhat but there’s a vet in the UK (in Bristol) who is offering to neuter black cats for free in a bid to find them homes!

    • Indeed. The reason why I paint other people’s dogs so often is that mine are both black (and my two cats) and this difficult to paint!!

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