Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sentry, 8x6 Oil

My Dad was a big fan of Bloodhounds. They look so wise. I had my son take the photo for this, as I left my camera in my husband's car yesterday, and when I imported it into my iPhoto, the colors got all weird. I think I've got them now. I loved the look on this dog's face at the Dog Show, so patient. I taped the Eukanuba Dog Show during the Super Bowl and forced everyone to watch it last night. Although I hate those 'best of the best' dog shows (how on earth can you compare the 'best' Puli with the 'best' Corgi?) I think it comes down to the showmanship of the individual dogs and the appeal they have to the judge. What.EVER. I still love to watch them. Something different tomorrow.... Pin It

12 comments:

  1. You did a fabulous job capturing the Bloodhound's face!!
    Yay for iPhoto! I couldn't live without my Mac!! : )

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  2. Thanks, Manon - I was thinking of you when I saw the Boston Terrier on the Eukanuba Dog Show last night - your dog's cuter!

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  3. I think "best of show" is the same in an art show, whether art work of children or adults. It often comes down to "paintership" and appeal to the judge.

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  4. oh i love this painting. patience is the perfect description for him.
    what a fabulous piece!

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  5. I think there is nothing more beautiful than dogs with droopy eyes and lips. They make great subjects for paintings. You did a great job on capturing his expression and emotion.

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  6. I think there is nothing more beautiful than dogs with droopy eyes and lips. They make great subjects for paintings. You did a great job on capturing his expression and emotion.

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  7. Love that face! both the expression and the color.

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  8. Jala and Carol, I guess it was obvious what the focus of this painting was. I've always loved the somber, yet somehow solicitous look on the bloodhound. I also learned that all that droopy skin and long thin ears help them 'trap' the scent' they're tracking. I thought that was interesting, too.

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  9. I LOVE this dog! As a hound dog lover (and owner) I have to say you did a great job capturing that look. I never knew that about the droopy skin helping to holdi the scent for tracking. VERY interesting!

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  10. This is a good one!!!
    Amy H.

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  11. Great painting! What a sweet expression.

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