Waiting


"Waiting"
oil on canvas 8x8
© 2011 Carol Horzempa

My Gordon Setter Shawna, waits every day for her favorite people to put on their boots and take her for a walk. She is 12 years old, gray in the muzzle and a little arthritic but still acts like a bird dog out in the woods. This is the third time I have done a painting of Shawna laying next to boots. This time I spent more time trying to capture her special look while waiting to go for a walk.

Polly Madel of Daily Paintworks challenged artists to paint "mans best friend" and their favorite thing. Shawna knows when my husband and I put on our hiking boots that means she gets to do her favorite thing! 

7 comments:

  1. You captured perfectly a pleading look...love it Carol!

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  2. Wow, this is just beautiful. You really captured Shawna's expression, and those big pleading eyes. I hope you do some more of her.

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  3. I absolutely love this. What a special dog and your love for her really comes through this painting.

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  4. This is a precious little painting...you've caught the longing in the eyes of a beloved pet.

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  5. Wonderful portrait! You have really captured that endearing anticipation!

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  6. I really am taken back by the bold beautiful colors. This is so beautiful. I love all of your paintings.

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