Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Watchful

Oil on board, 5" x 5 1/2"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.
SOLD

Winslow spends each day in the studio with me. I tend to get focused on painting and forget all about him for long stretches, but whenever I glance his way, he is invariably watching me--waiting for any break in the routine that can relieve his boredom.

The highlight of Winslow's day is lunchtime. He knows I'll share some of the day's fare--an indulgence he's never allowed at home. As I walk to the kitchen, Winslow rushes ahead and looks back, urging me on. While lunch is being prepared he can hardly contain his excitement--running down the hall, then back to peer impatiently through the open door. At long last I carry the plate to the studio and Winslow hustles to take up his post by the table.



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16 comments:

rahina q.h. said...

you have sensitively protrayed Winslow in this painting as you did in sun-catcher... a mutual respect seems to exist between dog and master

C Tanner Jensen said...

Thank you for sharing Winslow with us.It did my heart good to read about his lunch time antics and see his wonderful portrait.

Susan Roux said...

Your love for Winslow glows in your rendition of him. You really put this for sale???

Marilyn said...

wow. Rahina expressed it wonderfully, what a lovely painting Don. We look forward to the Winslow book with great anticipation.

: )

Don Coker said...

Nice work, Don. Very sculptural and stately.

Deborah Paris said...

What a handsome little man! You are lucky to have such a wonderful companion!

shirley fachilla said...

Such a beautiful little painting. Hope that Winslow gets some Thanksgiving specials tomorrow.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Rahina, I appreciate your comments. Yes, Winslow won our hearts pretty fast

Don Gray said...

Hi Tanner! Thanks for those kind words...Happy Thanksgiving.

Don Gray said...

Thank you, Susan. Well, no doubt you know how it is--I never get too attached to my paintings because they always fall short of my hopes for them. And I don't need the painting to remind me of the experience, because I carry that within.

Don Gray said...

Thanks so much, Marilyn. A Winslow book...now that might be fun. :)

Don Gray said...

Much appreciated, Don--thanks for coming by.

Don Gray said...

That's sure true, Deborah. Thanks for the visit.

Don Gray said...

Hi Shirley, and thank you. I'm sure Winslow will make out fine. Happy Thanksgiving to you and family as well.

SamArtDog said...

Garrett and I are always glad to see Winslow. Mr.G would love to root around in some tall grass with another short-of-leg.

Don Gray said...

I'm sure Winnie and Mr. G would have a grand time, Sam.