White Dog Art

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the maus garden

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Dharma Dogs on April 6, 2020 at 3:33 pm

watercolor 8 x 11 4/2020

This is a portrait of my Queensland Heeler ‘Maus.’ She passed from this world on October 13, 2019. She was 16 years old. Her passing came 2 months to the day of my other Queensland ‘Buddha.’ I paint these memorials for my pets who have traveled on and I can no longer hold in my arms. This one might have been the most painful…..the painting that is….so it has taken me a very long time to complete. Too many tears to bear and not able to let go of her form. They both gave me great love and I loved them the same in return. I drew a final sketch the morning before Maus died. I knew she was ill and would not be with me much longer. The vet said she was not in pain and that I would have her another few months. It was good news but I sensed that she would be gone quickly. When I draw I feel the soul alive in my fingers when I touch the body with my eyes so it was important to touch her that way in one last drawing. They were my beloved companions.

Maus being a frisbee addict

Both dogs spent most of their lives running in the mountain woods and swimming in the lake. Maus after a dip in the lake.

Maus and Buddha messing with the sheet changing process

A portrait of Maus

A last drawing of Maus

‘hamsa’

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on March 22, 2020 at 3:10 pm

watercolor 3/2020

The swan known as Hamsa in Hindu mythology is said to be the vehicle of the goddess Saraswati…..patroness of wisdom, learning music and the arts. Or they may be one and the same. That would make Hamsa the divine swan-maiden.

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bella luna

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on March 11, 2020 at 3:51 pm

watercolor 3/2020

I was dead, then alive.
Weeping, then laughing.

The power of love came into me,
and I became fierce like a lion,
then tender like the evening star.

……… Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

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ghost bear

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on February 26, 2020 at 1:31 pm

watercolor 2/2020

In a moss-draped rain forest in British Columbia, towering red cedars live a thousand years, and black bears are born with white fur. All true. Prevailing thought is that the white fur is a result of a genetic glitch, but the myths of the original peoples are much more interesting. What I tune into is that they are benevolent spirits. I would love to catch sight of one of these special bears. The bears are few in number and live almost exclusively on the islands of British Columbia.

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sister to the seventh moon

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on February 20, 2020 at 2:14 pm

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‘She lost herself in the trees among the ever-changing leaves. She wept beneath the wild sky as stars told stories of ancient times. The flowers grew towards her light, the river called her name at night. She could not live an ordinary life with the mysteries of the universe hidden in her eyes.’

    …..Martine

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loves fiercely

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Painted Ponies on February 5, 2020 at 5:00 pm

watercolor 2/2020

O’ Great Spirit

help me always

to speak the truth quietly,

and to remember the peace

that may be found in silence.

……..Cherokee Prayer

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‘inari’

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Fox, Wild Things on January 29, 2020 at 3:17 pm

 

watercolor 1/2020

Kitsune in the literal sense is the Japanese word for fox. Imortal foxes….kitsune are revered as part of Japanese folklore. Ancient stories depict legendary kitsune as intelligent beings and as possessing paranormal abilities.

Within the folklore, kitsune are born either from one or two kitsune parents or a drifting kitsune soul possessing an unborn child’s body. Mortals may also be turned into kitsune through ‘sharing’ spirit with another kitsune, or by divine figures.

Regardless the stories of immortal Kitsune….most foxes are the mortal furry creatures that are familiar to every culture. In Japan all the foxes are given loving care.

Inari, in Japanese mythology, is the god primarily known as the protector of rice cultivation. … The fox, symbolizing both benevolence and malevolence, is sometimes identified with the messenger of Inari, and statues of foxes are found in great numbers both inside and outside shrines dedicated to the rice god.

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mi lobo

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on January 24, 2020 at 3:37 pm

watercolor 1/2020

‘If you listen close at night, 

you will hear the creatures of the dark,

all of them sacred

-the owls, the crickets, the frogs,

the night birds

and you will hear beautiful songs,

songs you have never heard before.

Listen with your heart.

Never stop listening.’

…..Henery Quick Bear, Lokota

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keeper of the dream time

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on January 20, 2020 at 2:06 pm

watercolor 1/2020

‘Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.’
………rumi

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the sentinel

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Painted Ponies on January 14, 2020 at 3:49 pm

watercolor 1/2020

‘Benevolent spirits surround us as silent sentinels. They watch. Holding the space for our awakening. Sending a nudge when we reach a crossroads horses help us find the trail…… The way back to our true selves.’

……… Kim McElroy

I cannot remember a time when I could not see the cosmic beauty within animals. Animals were my closest friends when I was a child and they still send me the gift of guidance. I feel truly blessed to have this experience and would welcome all to see the animals with knowing eyes of the heart. Be still and connect in the stillness. Then see what happens for you. Do this with all animals as often as possible. Then see what happens.

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