Friday, July 31, 2009

Dog Heaven

Dog Heaven, 8 x 10

I've started working on some larger studio pieces this week, so today, and periodically for awhile, I'll be posting some finished work that had yet to make it to the blog. This plein air piece was done on our first of two visits to Bull Creek Dog Park back in early June. Despite the lack of canine activity in the painting, this place was full of all kinds of dogs that day, every one of them seeming to have the time of their lives. This swimming hole is fed by the creek coming from the viewer's left, and it is this portion that the dogs seem to like the best because of its a smooth, rock bed which is shallow enough for the pooches not to have to swim. If they get too hot, they (the lab and retriever types, mostly) will jump into the pool you see here.


Angela Elledge said...

When I first read your title, I thought this was an eternal "resting" place for pets. Great composition, like the zig zag of the water and the large sweeping branch leading your eye to the flat rock.

Sue Wiley said...

Ahhh, I can feel the cool shade! Your greens are lush and the rocks read perfectly; nice job.

Marla said...

I love the title! That looks like Marla Heaven too.