Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Smokey-In Memoriam

 Close ups

Acrylic on 10x8 gesso board.

I know from firsthand experience what a hold these four legged members of the family can have on the heart.

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.
It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.”..... John Grogan

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”......Will Rogers

This lovable dog belonged to the son of the neighbor who helps me so much. The son's name is Mike, and he's been a great help with my computer woes...I'm a neanderthal at computer savvy.

Mike...I hope this painting will bring you and your family some sweet smiles of remembrance.


  1. What a beautiful tribute, Dean. The painting made me smile and feel happy before I realized it was for his passing. I am sure that Mike will LOVE having it. it will remind him of many happy memories.

  2. Bonjour cher ami,

    J'aime le regard de cet adorable toutou... Un très joli portrait.
    J'admire les belles nuances de couleurs que vous avez subtilement utilisées ainsi que la lumière qui illumine votre sujet.

    Je pense que nous avons beaucoup à apprendre avec les animaux... Chaque jour je le pense encore plus...

    Gros bisous

  3. Oh this is such a charmer! You've caught that longing 'pet me' expression and I love the color scheme of soft bluey grays...really nice!

  4. Oh Dean, this is just so touching and so beautiful! I know your neighbor will so love this. I am so sorry for his loss.

  5. Wonderful little painting! I love it.

  6. Very nice. I'm sure your friend will love the painting. Great work!

  7. Very nice. I'm sure your friend will love it! Beautiful work.

  8. Oh, so I sent you quite a few comments! Ha! Neanderthals, Unite!

  9. What a beautiful post, Dean!! and LOVE this portrait of Smokey! He was so adorable and those eyes!!!!

  10. wonderful words to go with this great painting. I have such a soft spot in my heart for all our animals! You do an outstanding job of tapping into their specialness. :)

  11. Beautiful painting Dean. I know your friend will love this.


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