Sunday, February 13, 2011

Where You've Been - Angel Palette Knife Painting

"Where You've Been"
14" x 11", Oil on Board

Long ago I heard a song by Kathy Mattea about a couple who'd been married for years and years - she wrote the song from something she heard her grandmother who had Alzheimer's had said and she had witnessed.  Her grandmother was in an assisted living, she'd been withdrawn and not speaking until they wheeled her grandfather into her room and she said "Where've you been?  I've looked for you for ever and a day". 

I wonder sometimes at how happy our pets seem when we leave them alone at the house for a few minutes/hours/days?  They seems so terribly happy to see us.  Almost as though they ask us where you've been?  I've looked for you for ever and a day!

Ok, I do have a soft spot for dogs.....!

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Angela Elledge said...

I have a thing for dogs, too. Love this story and your painting, too!

Deb Harvey said...

What a wonderful painting and story! I, also, love dogs...we have 4 and they are always so very happy to see us. The cats, not so much, it seems.

Judy Mackey said...

Hi Angela - I know you have a thing for dogs! Your paintings are just wonderful!

Hi Deb - wow! 4 dogs - yes, dogs do seem to show their affection more openly than cats. :)

Happy Valentine's day to you both!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh judy!
this is fabulous!
will you let me know if you ever make an angel puggy painting?
i love the colors you used.
what a loving painting!
happy happy valentine's day!
m & e

Judy Mackey said...

Melissa - absolutely - I will let you know if I paint a pug-angel :)

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