White Dog Art

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mrs. parker

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Zenkats on February 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm

original watercolor aceo 2.5 x 3.5 2/2011

Cats can nap anywhere. Their bodies mold to their surroundings. My cat’s favorite place is in the middle of my bed, but he willingly sleeps on a fence railing also.

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buddha the dog

In Critters on February 26, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Snow in Crestline, California 2/26/2011

This is my dog Buddha trudging up a bank in front of our house. He is training for a Donner Pass outing. We have over 2 feet and two more expected today. We still have power. Well, of course, I wouldn’t be typing this if we didn’t. We have a gas stove, so no matter what we will have warm food.
Looks like it is going to be some time before we get out. Couldn’t even walk in this without snow shoes. It is really beautiful. All white and fuffy.

sonia’s bath

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Zenkats on February 23, 2011 at 7:10 pm

original watercolor osssswoa 6 x 4 c2/23/2011

Most cats are fastedious about their grooming and Sonia is no exception. Perhaps she has just dined on casserole of mouse or mole.

wolf song

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on February 23, 2011 at 11:48 am

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c2/2011

There are only 50 some of the Mexican Gray Wolf left on our planet. They live in Arizona and New Mexico and the White Mountain Apache Tribe are doing their best to protect these few wolves from being exterminated by man. The tribe says that we should ‘respect every creature on the land because the mighty creator has them here for a purpose.’

bald eagle

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on February 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c2/2011

I stood beneath a very tall pine in the forest and watched a bald eagle just like this one. He was about 30 feet above perched on a limb and dining on his catch. From the feathers floating down I presume that the special menu of the day was wild fowl.

ladies man

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Dharma Dogs on February 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c2/2011

I know a lab like this one. He is everyone’s friend and he especially loves the lady dogs.

midge

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Zenkats on February 17, 2011 at 10:00 am

original watercolor aceo 2.5 x 3.5 c2/2011

Midge is a common…uncommon kitty. There are no ordinary cats. No common cats. They each and everyone know that they are special.

hari giri

In Critters on February 16, 2011 at 12:24 pm

His alias is Ted Bundy. Named so because he is a great hunter depositing his kill anywhere where it can be found by his humans. Sometimes partially eaten. Well, he tests the food he brings in….a great service. The issue that I have with Ted is his fur. Everything else I can deal with because Ted is a stellar feline. He is part Persian and the fur is like gossamer. It clings and floats everywhere. I usually can’t see it until I drag some wet paint through a strand of fur. This is not a big thick dog hair. Those are easy to deal with and besides they don’t float. They stay on the carpet.  If I try to remove Ted’s fur, the paint dries too much. I have learned to just keep painting and live with the results. I must say, though, that the person who produces my prints on demand is totally not OK with the cat hairs on the image. I have to edit out the cat fur to make her happy.  His fur clings to everything. Must have stickers on the shaft. I have tried everything to combat the stray fur problem. Nothing really works. It floats in the air….. drops off my clothes. Ted also likes to drink from my painting water dish when I am not in the room…dropping more fur in the process. I am now armed with a can of  compressed air. It helps but I need a ‘clean room.’ You know like a bio-hazard room. I think I will now offer free cat fur with every painting. Perhaps an incentive for potential buyers?

maus

In Critters on February 16, 2011 at 11:55 am

Maus a queensland cattle dog

She and Buddha love to romp in the snow and are impervious to the cold.

buddha the dog

In Critters on February 16, 2011 at 11:33 am

My cattle dog Buddha...just come in from the snow.