Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Unconditional Kind

Close ups

Oil on 5x7 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Susan was the great hostess. Thanks for the terrific reference photos.

Nothing says "unconditional love" like a child or a dog. These two earthly entities have to be very close to the love of angels.

This is something NEW for me and I really enjoy it....palette knife painting!!!
In the past, I have dabbled with a spot here and there with the painting knife...but this is the real McCoy! In a very few areas I used my finger or a brush to pull things together. I'm very happy with this style and all the color "happenings" it creates.
Thanks for looking!


My Etsy

Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
The spammers have been too active lately, so I enabled "comment moderation" again. Now the comments have all but stopped. One got through today.
Do me a favor, please...If you have difficulty leaving a comment please email me at kkayangel2(at) I would appreciate the "heads up". If there's a problem, I'll remove the "moderation".
Then again, maybe no one is leaving comments because of lack of interest..Lol!


  1. Une peinture remplie d'amour... je n'ai pas pu résister à faire un "hummm!" de jubilation.
    Le souvenir de mes toutous dalmatiens qui léchouillaient la frimousse de mes enfants... Mes enfants étaient autant demandeurs que les toutous!
    Une explosion de tendresse;
    Et c'est explosion de tendresse que vous avez magnifiquement saisie on cher Dean dans cette peinture. J'aime la rondeur des joues qu'offre le visage de cette adorable enfant.
    Une oeuvre précieuse. Un grand bravo!
    Gros bisous

  2. Love this one. I have seen this often when the children were little. You captured is so beautifully.

  3. Dean, this is just beautiful! Lack of interest? I think not! I moved my whole blog back to blogspot due to commenting problems from Wordpress to blogspot. For whatever reason, I've had no comments at all either. Ah well. Its what I get for being flaky.

  4. Martine said:"A painting filled d' love… I n' could not resist to make a " hummm! " of jubilation. The memory of my doggies dalmatiens which léchouillaient the frimousse of my children… My children were petitioning as much than the doggies! An explosion of tenderness; And c' is explosion of tenderness which you magnificiently seized one dear Dean in this painting. J' like the roundness of the cheeks qu' offer the face of this adorable child. An invaluable work. A great cheer! Large kisses"

    Thank you, Martine! "explosion of tenderness" says it all! :)

  5. Thank you so much, Carlene!

  6. Thank you for your kind words, Sherry!

    This blog stuff is enough to make you tear your hair out in large clumps!!
    I just left a comment on your blog. No problem in getting it done. :)

  7. What a sweet wonderful painting Dean.

  8. Very sweet, Dean. Beautiful job!

  9. Reminds me so much of my granddaughter and her love for her "puppies." Beautifully done Dean!

  10. and you did this with a palette knife? wow!! amazing! I love the is very sweet!

  11. Wow! This is exceptional. The dog so cute. The sloppy wet kiss being enjoyed by both. Love the light on the little child's cheek. You outdid yourself this time.

  12. Good morning Dean!... What a wonderful treat was in store for me at "The Den" this morning!

    "Unconditional Love"... "Straight from the Heart". These titles pretty much sum up the contents of your work... and your spirit.

    A "good heart makes great art!"

    Hope this comment gets into your box!
    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

  13. This is such a beautiful painting, Dean...A wonderful piece that we can all relate to!! I can feel that wet kiss!! LOL

  14. Love this Dean! It is wonderfully rendered!


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