Saturday, December 26, 2009

Dogs, Dogs

"Bonnie"
5 x 5 inches, Oil on Board

"Ole"
5 x 5 inches, Oil on Board
A beautiful quote I found:
"He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever - in case I need him. And I expect I will - as I always have. He is just my dog." - Gene Hill

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

6 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi judy!
oh i LOVE them both! your dogs are just magical! little jewels!
xoxoxoxo
m

Art with Liz said...

A beautiful quote Judy and two absolutely gorgeous paintings - they are so very very special, aren't they!

Judy Mackey said...

Thank you Melissa and Liz. I will be delivering these paintings to the commissioner - I hope she will like them. Dogs are special!

Crescendo said...

Beautiful creations and nice colors !

DJ said...

Beautiful brushwork in these! Well done...Let us know how the new owner reacts.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Hi Judy, I've been enjoying your pet portraits. They're great. Thanks for sharing.