White Dog Art

ichiro

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Fox, Wild Things on October 9, 2019 at 3:59 pm

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The mythical Japanese fox is Kitsune.  I always think Kitsune when I paint a fox. There are so many stories surrounding Kitsune who is immortal, magical, and a shapeshifter. No ordinary fox for sure and deeply entrenched in Japanese lore. When a kitsune shapeshifts into the form of a tree, a human or a second moon you might still discover him because of his ‘hoshi no tama’ which he must keep with him at all times. His hoshi no tama is a glowing ball or an iridescent gem which contains his soul. He must keep it with him because without it he will grow powerless and die. In human form, Kitsunes usually wear their hoshi no tamas as amulets, but in fox form, they carry the magical balls in their mouths or fasten them to their tails.

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‘traveler’

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things, Wolves on October 3, 2019 at 3:58 pm

watercolor 10/2019

“If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.”
Chief Seattle

Anyone pausing to view this painting would know how precious is our wild life but there are so many humans who have not the awareness to value the many, many creations walking the plains, running in the woods, and  swimming in the seas, lakes and streams. Would that they awaken and love and value these creatures not so different from themselves. That is my intention….my prayer.

‘dreaming buddha’

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Red Cottage on September 27, 2019 at 2:49 pm

watercolor 7 x 10   9/2019

This painting is my good bye to my beautiful dog ‘Buddha.’ He was on this earth for 15 years leaving us a month ago still a happy and peaceful dog despite his aged disabilities. ‘Buddha’ brought joy to everyone he touched. I miss him terribly and will never forget his paw print in my life. Everyone who has lived with a beloved dog knows the story.

I have so many drawings of him. Especially during his last year I sketched him many times not wanting to let go but knowing that my time with him was winding down.

 

Everything in the painting was free form except for both Buddhas and the lotus. I just let it flow. And I cried much of the time.

I captured this one a few years ago midst a nap with his namesake. Strange name for a dog I thought. It just came out of the ethers and it was perfect. He never met a dog, cat or human that he did not like.

Grooming his cat ‘Hari Giri Baba.’ Notice that the cat is relaxed. He loved Buddha and trusted him.

Buddha was the epitome for me of dog’s love for human.

 

He loved the snow….the deeper the better. First snow was the best….full of excitement. He and Maus would run and run in the first snow.