White Dog Art


In Art Watercolor Gallery, Dharma Dogs on October 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm
watercolor 15 x 12 10/2014

watercolor 15 x 12 10/2014

This commissioned painting illustrates a Lakota creation story about Dog. I hand printed the story around the edge of 15″ x 12″ piece of 300lb watercolor paper.

‘So angry was the Creator over man’s mistreatment of animals that he drew a line wit his finger upon the ground. On one side were the beasts and on the other were the people. The line grew so deep and so wide that neither side could be near the other ever again. But at the last moment, Dog jumped over, to remain forever at man’s side.’

Wonderful story isn’t it?

  1. Beautiful legend and a very lovely illustration.

  2. Reblogged this on davidburnham10 and commented:
    This image is truly beautiful. You have an amazing talent! I love how the colors blend so well together.

  3. what a wonderful story and gorgeous picture to illustrate it 🙂 love this one!

  4. Absolutely beautiful. I’m not sure if the dog made the right choice:(

  5. So much Power and Magnanimity …
    Your masterful painting and the story made my day ; I think the pale rays of the Sun above the misty mount crests can reach me at this end …
    Hugzzzzzzz & kizzzzzzzezz , Doda 🙂

  6. Hi Gretchen – I have always loved your work and I think this one is my favorite of all. It’s a beautiful painting and expression of the human-canine bond.

  7. Super! I like seeing the entire dog! Love the story, too!

  8. It’s an absolutely lovely story and so is the painting. Bravo!

    I actually have been reading about some studies of dogs and their habits and so forth. The opinion of the scientist is that while dogs do like socializing with other dogs under some circumstances, they’re compainions of choice are human beings. Of course, those of us who have had canine compainions over the years didn’t need science to tell us that.

  9. I have a story to tell, about wolf becoming dog, that echoes in this watercolor you created. Do you do any book illustration?

    • Yes I have illustrated a number of books in the past and have just been asked to illustrate some Native American stories. If subject matter is something that I would like to depict with my art, and I can work well with the author then I consider illustrating. I love this wolf to dog story which I illustrated a number of years ago.

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