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Shadow and Shadows

I like the effect of shadows falling across a figure, and of a figure emerging from shadows. It turns out my dog Shadow is a perfect model for that sort of thing. Here he is at the window, and the … Continue reading

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Dog At Ease

Some quick sketches of Shadow, now that he’s settling in.

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Shadow Adopted

Shadow is the dog I fostered for a couple weeks before he went to a rescue. I missed him so much after he left that I adopted him. All week I’ve wanted to do nothing but bask in his company–well, … Continue reading

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Dobby Searching Among Leaves

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Shelter Dog Dobby-2

Dobby resting in his dog bed. The first drawing is wax colored pencil. The second is watercolor pencil.  

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Shelter Dog Dobby

A volunteer nicknamed this chihuahua mix Dobby after the elf character in the Harry Potter movies. Dobby has big round eyes and large ears, tan and white markings, long legs and a tuck to his belly that makes me think … Continue reading

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Shelter Dog Shadow-2

Shadow has come out of his crate and now naps in any of three dog beds scattered around the house. He also shows the usual doggy interest in squirrels when we walk through the park. Tomorrow he’s on his way … Continue reading

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Shelter Dog Shadow

Shadow was named after a character from some movie I never saw. He’s a small cream-colored mix with a red nose, and he washes his face like a cat does, licking his paw and then wiping his face with it. … Continue reading

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Shelter Dog Cora

Cora is small for a pitbull, which makes her a medium sized dog among those at the shelter. She’s an unusual silvery brown color, with a narrow white blaze on her face, one ear that flops forward and the other … Continue reading

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Shelter Dog Charlotte 2

Second painting of the foster who stayed with me for a couple weeks. This is her sitting on a low wall at the park, and I played a bit with her markings against the background.  

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