Monday, August 10, 2009

"Bono"

















6 X 6 oil on masonite SOLD

Don't let his cuteness fool you. This is a dog with an
ATTITUDE! He belongs to my best friend, Clara. She
rescued the little criminal from Death Row a few years
back when he was
an unrepentant escape artist. His previous
owners gave up
on him as "a bad dog" and put him in a shelter
where he was
ultimately given a reprieve by the perfect person
to recognize and appreciate
him for his unyielding curiosity and
free spirit. He now lives the Life of Riley
in her beautiful home
with a Dog Heaven back yard and all the squirrels he can chase.
No more
escape attempts from this ex-con. He's whip-smart
and knows how to appreciate a good
thing when he's got it!

21 comments:

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Another great painting/portrait.I love this group and the story.

Tracey Clarke said...

He looks like a little mess! :) Great painting, Gwen. I adopted my adult dog, too. Bless your friend for doing it as well...

Clarabela said...

That's my boy! I wish he would be this good all the time. What a gorgeous picture of my buddy.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Great job and love the story.

Michelle said...

Hi Gwen, He's adorable...I always love your dog portraits!

Diana Marshall said...

Yes he does look really cute and you painted him beautifully. He is sitting there ever so innocent.

pattycooper said...

Gwen, thanks for the comment on my blog. Like you I was a graphic artist for years and then Web developer for years. I loved looking through your blog. Are you managing to paint daily?

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Beautiful painting Gwen, I like how he is looking away as if to say, "don't capture the real me!". Love the story too!

The Bull said...

Fabulous job on this , very life like! Great expression!

Angela Elledge said...

There's no way this cute and adorable little fellow can have a "tude", he looks like the most perfect little companion. Love the painting and especially love the composition.

David Larson Evans said...

Another great painting I'm going to have to find more superlatives for you.

Karen Bruson said...

Gwen, He does look like a little darling. I am fooled. I love the composition with all the diagonals. Great job!

Vern Schwarz said...

Now that's a fun story and a great painting Gwen.

Kim Bennett said...

Great pet portrait Gwen. I think you captured the little whipper snapper.

Teresa said...

It's a beautiful portrait.. I especially like the warm tones in it. And yes, I think you captured that air of mischievousness... though cute, he does look like he could be a scalawag at times!

Edward Burton said...

I'm so glad that the little fella was rescued by your friend. It's a WONDERFUL portrait of him, Gwen. Great job!

Dean Grey said...

OMG, Gwen!

When I glanced over this post I just assumed it was a photo of a dog. But upon closer inspection I realized no, this is indeed a painting!

Does anymore really need to be said?

-Dean

Johnny said...

Hey Gwen,
I really love the composition on this one! You are an expert with that square format.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

FCP said...

Oh my--what a great tribute to Bono, both in paint and word! You captured his moment of contentment very well. And kudos to your friend who dared to see the best in him!
Faye

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

Even with a side view, you can see the "attitude" :-)
Beautiful.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Well, if he didn't bite you he must like the painting; I do.