Sunday, May 4, 2008

That Darn Dog


We are very fortunate to have the most extraordinary little dog in our lives right now. Her name is Mollie. She is a border collie cross (we think crossed with spaniel perhaps), and she has the most wonderful disposition. She's one of those rare creatures you wish you could clone over and over just to enjoy her company forever. I guess the next best thing to that would be to paint her. And, for some time now I have wanted to have a friend of mine do a watercolor portrait of her. And, eventually do the same myself - maybe in acrylic and also a few sketches in pen as well. So, for the past year or more I have been trying to get some reference photos of her.....and she's having none of it. It seems she is absolutely petrified of the camera and the moment she hears the sound of it turning on or even of the Velcro closure on the case opening, she's off and running, tail between her legs.
This is the best I'm managed so far. Grrr......

3 comments:

Veronica Funk said...

I'm still waiting on your next post...I've been checking daily. And I understand how frustrating it is to get a good picture of moving objects to work from...I guess that's why I stick with furniture, dishes, and flowers (though if I'm not quick enough they change, too).

Art by Colugnatti said...

nice pet!

lyn said...

Geez We have the best border collie too! Smart and extreamly loyal

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