Thursday, September 24, 2020

9/24 Velvet

 This is another photo from Gina Easley in Oregon ( who has an incredible eye and has kindly given me permission to paint her deer! This young buck has velvet on his new antlers, and I hoped to paint them so they look velvety and soft...

Somehow, Gina's photos look magical and like a fairy-land, though the smoke from the wildfires caused a lot of darkness. I do wonder how the animals make it through such an experience...

I just needed a little deer today~

8x10 acrylic on wood

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

More of the Creek...

 Another painting from my adventure yesterday~ yes, that water is so necessary!

8x10 acrylic on wood

Monday, September 21, 2020

9/22 Evening at the Creek

I couldn't get to Moir Park tonight, and it was a brain busting kind of day (having a lot of those lately) and I needed to sit by some water so I ran to Minnehaha Creek and sat painting for about an hour.

I'm much better now.

Whew.  Thank goodness for painting!

6x6 acrylic on wood


Sunday, September 20, 2020

9/20 Fawn Grass

 I'm loving this fawn. Standing in that sweet grass~ just glancing back, who's there?  

Eyes are everything.

8x8 acrylic on wood

Thursday, September 17, 2020

9/17 Slanting Fawn

Those eyes- I was on Facebook and looking at a friend of a friend's photos from up north and spotted this one and immediately wanted to paint it!  I'm sure you can see why...

This one is 9x12-  I want to do another on a 6x12- that leaning posture, those knobby knees!  SO much to love!

9x12 acrylic on wood


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

9/16 Bristly Bear

Thought I'd toss another bear into the mix... I love figuring out the black and light color contrast to get the bear to read true. And I love bear's faces.  Look at that lip!  This is from the Minnesota zoo over Labor Day weekend~ critters are fun to paint, and it helps to understand the way their forms work too.

6x6 acrylic on wood

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

9/15 Rocks in the Creek

 Here's another one from yesterday- the mosquitos were getting pretty bad... Duane had suggested I not wear shorts and so I was thankful for my jeans, but nevertheless, this was a quicker painting than I'd anticipated!

8x8 acrylic on wood

Monday, September 14, 2020

9/14 Nodding Flower Reflections- Narcissus

 I got to paint outside again this evening! Aside from the mosquitos, it was a perfect 40 minute experience. I highly recommend it!  And I'll very likely be back there again next Monday as well- Moir Park and Nine Mile Creek!  let me know if you want to join me and I'll let you know where I'll be!

In this one, I was intrigued by the reflections of this weed in the moving water below~ I'm not sure if it even reads that way to anyone else, but I'm pretty happy with the movement of the water, and the many colors I see in there.

8x8 acrylic on wood

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Curving Creekside

 This is the big one I painted last Monday at Nine Mile Creek, in the rain. I just had to touch it up and fix some spots that got a bit blurry from precipitation... I'm pretty pleased! It is a trick to stop your brain from saying "water is blue" and to see those beautiful grays and browns, pinks and mauves in there...

It was fun trying to get that color of the water, the feel of the depth of it, the movement and sound~

I was truly amazed at how calming it was, just to be by a moving body of water.  I've included a video for you too!

20x10 acrylic on canvas

Friday, September 11, 2020

9/11 Taste

 Max and I went to the MN Zoo last Sunday, really quickly, at the end of the day from 3-4, which is when the zoo closes anyway. They had it roped into sections for you to walk in certain directions, with lots of social distancing notes and hand sanitizer all over. It was actually pretty great to get out and go somewhere, and I was happy to see that there were plenty of visitors but it didn't feel crowded.  I didn't feel too tight anywhere.

We went through the Minnesota Wing, of course, looking for the otters, but they were sleeping. I was happy to see one of the black bears wandering around, sniffing the air and waving her lip around.

I love bears.

I haven't painted one in a while!

6x6 acrylic on wood

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

9/9 Creek Running On

Here's the second painting I did in the rain on Monday afternoon~ I was a little concerned about not having enough light reflecting on the water because of the overcast day, but I was also amazed at the amount of color I could see through the water. There were deep parts, shallow parts, sandy bits and rapids. It was mediative to concentrate on seeing those colors and shapes and lines without thinking about it being actually water.

Pretty crazy!  And so fun!

10x8 acrylic on wood

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

9/7 Nine Mile Creek September Rain

 Max had Adventures in Cardboard at Moir park yesterday, from 3 to 6 (there's still openings if you have a kid who likes to run outside with cardboard weapons and play Capture the Flag with other kids!) and it is such a beautiful park and even tho it was raining, it is the only Monday that I can go because I have school the rest of the Mondays so we all went and Duane helped me set up my easel at the little peninsula and I painted in the rain for two hours, getting thoroughly wet and enjoying the sounds of the creek as it wound around me...

I painted three paintings, and this is the last one~

8x8 acrylic on wood

And here is me painting!

Monday, September 7, 2020

9/7 Good Morning, Deer!

 I'm needing to paint some animals lately. Landscapes are a different mental problem entirely, in terms of finding a focal point, allowing areas to recede and bringing others to the front, and mixing the colors I see there. Animals are more about negative space and posture and expression. I haven't really thought about it that much before, but there are specific issues with both subjects.... Hmmm.... 

I'm looking forward to thinking and talking more about art starting next Saturday with my Fall Paint Love students! And I do have one or two spaces left, if you are interested~ more info here!

6x12 acrylic on wood

Saturday, September 5, 2020

9/5 A Commission!

 I'm a bit busy with other things, so here is a commission from earlier this year~ and if you are interested in joining my Fall Paint Love 10 week workshop, there is more info available here!

It is a fortunate fact of my life that I am an optimist, and tend to try to see the joy in this world.  Thanks for being a part of that community!

10x10 acrylic on wood

Thursday, September 3, 2020

8/3 Ripple

 There are so many colors in water- this is another shot from Nine Mile Creek. That is a seriously magical place... right in the middle of a city. I love that there are so many magical natural spots that feel secret and yet people do know they are there!

I love the middle of this one...

6x12 acrylic on wood

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

9/2 Moir Park The Other Week


I got home today, a little early, and had to take a nap.

Being with kids in a regular time (not that there's any such thing, but pre-Covid anyway) is usually pretty tiring, but the mental strain combines with that physical thing and wow. I'm still pooped.  

Every fall when I go back into my classroom, I deal with a week or so of a dry cough and a tickle in my throat because of suddenly talking all day when I haven't been doing that all summer. Giving directions and bantering and lecturing about art all day can suck your glands dry, I'm telling ya!  So then, combine that with having to talk even louder through three layers of a mask, plus breathing back through that same mask again, and it dries you out even more. I've had at least a quart of water since I got home.

And I touched up this one a bit more... I'm happier with the water now and the greens in the distance feel properly distancy....  it's from last Friday at Max's last day at Adventures in Cardboard for the week!

6x12 acrylic on wood

Monday, August 31, 2020

8.31 Me painting "Water To The Sky"

It's been a busy day, and the painting I've been playing with here isn't working, so here is a photo of me working on this painting Saturday morning with some help from our pug, Bunny...


Sunday, August 30, 2020

August 30, Water To The Sky

We had such a great weekend! Socially distant dinner with friends, a lovely Sidewalk- Art Sale yesterday, and fire last night with neighbors, and lunch with mom today! 

Our Art Sale was SO much fun, and Duane sold so many of his crazy wood sculptures, it was wonderful!  We are so grateful for all the friends and neighbors who came by to take our art work back to their houses and out of ours! And it was just so beautiful to have so many conversations with people too. I miss the weekend long art fairs where I would get into great conversations and make new friends and feel my brain expand with new thoughts. This was close! 

And the weather couldn't have been more beautiful! What a day! Of course, I forgot to take any photos, but don't worry!  We'll have another one the end of September, if we can!

I finished this diptych yesterday morning before our sale and am really excited about it~ I'm having so much fun with the water-  this is another view of the rocks off Artist's Point in Grand Marais.

8x24 times 2- acrylic on canvas
$385 each, or $700 for both

Thursday, August 27, 2020

8/27 Sky Seeks Water

 I meant to post this yesterday but things got away from me! I think I like it even better than yesterday's painting...

That color of water is so elusive and amazing, and satisfying when you finally figure it out!

6x6 acrylic on wood

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

8/25 Water Seeks Sky

 This is a 6x6 painted from those wonderful photos Duane took up in Grand Marais back in July~ I am not done with them yet!

I love the water colors, and the contrast between the two, the sky and the water- both so blue! It feels like a summer blue too, doesn't it?


6x6 acrylic on wood

Sunday, August 23, 2020

8/23 Elizabeth's Garden

Sometimes a little painting works out beautifully. I was sitting in Elizabeth's backyard garden, admiring her flowers and watching squirrels and rabbits dance through the undergrowth, and I painted this little chair. The sun kept moving across the back, changing the shadows. I'm pretty happy with it!

6x6 acrylic on wood

Saturday, August 22, 2020

8/22 Keller Lake Plein Air Expedition

Yesterday I met with a wonderful pair of women who requested a Plein Air Painting lesson. I wanted us to be in a park that had some kind of water interest, and I'd been looking at nearby parks with lakes and found Keller park in Maplewood, just south of Highway 36 on Highway 61, and it was perfect!  The lake is a lovely long one, and we were able to park ourselves just under the cottonwood trees on the small island and paint the view across the lake. Lots of lilypads and reeds, and even a few flowers. I highly recommend it!

We spent a couple hours there, and though I tried to limit my talking to allow for more painting time, I still yapped for about 45 minutes!  I'm hoping I was able to impart some knowledge and ideas to my companions.

This is the larger painting I began as a demo. I did add a bit more refinement at home. Often, a painting done outside will need a bit of touching up once back inside. Light can vary and some spots may need to be brightened up, and other small details that weren't obviously lacking outside may pop up once under a roof.

12x16 acrylic on wood

Thursday, August 20, 2020

8/20 Lake Pokegama Sunset

 Here is one I painted last week as I sat on the dock, watching Duane and Max fishing... it is amazing how calming it is, to just sit by a large body of water. Something about it pulls your breath into a deeper rhythm that slows your brain and your heart, and fills you with something bigger than yourself so that those trivial concerns that keep you awake at 2am are settled down into the tall grass of peace.

And the mosquitos weren't even that bad!

This is another small one, for a small, sweet, calming space!

6x6 acrylic on wood

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

8/18 Bone Tree at Dodge

The tree was casting such great reflections into the pond-

This one is a small one~

And I'm making it a Special Price!

6x6 acrylic on wood

Monday, August 17, 2020

8/17 Reed and Reflections

 Here's another one from my expedition to the Dodge Nature Center a week or two ago~ I really love painting water!  Trying to see it and not let my brain tell me what I'm seeing is the key... tricking the brain is quite the skill.  That's what artists do all the time!

It is also fun to paint outside where the public can happen by- when I was there, summer camp groups (wearing masks and socially distancing themselves) would wander past, and the kids would say helpful things like, "Wow!  You're really good!"

Never hurts to hear a positive comment~

9x12 acrylic on wood
Usually $216 but this one is $175!

Sunday, August 16, 2020

8/16 More Plein Air paintings...

 This morning we got up early-ish and went to Lake Nokomis. Duane and Max fished and I painted for about 45 minutes. They had no luck really but it was lovely to be together. 

This is the painting I kept~

I liked the light through the trees, and the movement of the trunks and branches over the water. 

Hope you're having a lovely Sunday afternoon!

8x8 acrylic on wood

Saturday, August 15, 2020

8/15 Bridge Over the Creek

 This is another Plein Air painting- there's a spot down by Minnehaha creek where it passes below Nokomis street, not far from Lake Hiawatha, and I like to sit there and paint.

Maybe I'll go again tomorrow morning! 

Anyone wanna join me?

10x10 acrylic on wood

Thursday, August 13, 2020

8/13 Rushes at Dodge Nature Center

 I've been spending some mornings painting outside, and I painted this one a week or so ago with the North Star Watercolor Society people at Dodge Farm, in West St Paul. I had been there last summer for a great Picnic Operetta experience from Mixed Precipitation, and I highly recommend them when we are able to enjoy public events again! 

Anyway, I hadn't realized there was this lovely little pond with boardwalks/floating walks/docks to lead you through the water and the rushes, and I went down and parked myself and painted a few great little views.  This is one of them.

I was interested in depicting the reflections of the green reeds, and how the water was green and brown and varied colors...

So fun!

9x14 acrylic on wood

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

8/12 From Our Cabin Window

If this had been a normal summer (I'm sure we're all saying such phrases to ourselves if not aloud, then in our hearts) we would have spent the last week and a half at Camp Mishawaka, Duane and me as craft teachers, and Max as a camper, for the first time. We've never been here, and Max has never been to an away camp, and it seemed like such a fantastic opportunity so we jumped on the offer. And then Covid.
We were very sad, but I am sure that the campers and counselors who count on this experience every summer as a big part of their lives were devastated.
Luckily for us, we were able to pop up for a day or two to familiarize ourselves with the layout of camp and check out the crafts cabins (so FUN!) and even throw a pot or two in the ceramics area with Cheryl (thanks Cheryl!) and we went fishing and swimming and saw an OTTER that swam right past Max and me as we played with a frog (it probably was more interested in the frog) and Max caught his biggest fish to date from the dock.  It was a largemouth bass!
This is the view from our dining table. We are extremely grateful.
6x12 acrylic on wood

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

August 11, Shades of Blue

Wow, it was a fantastic weekend with our Pop-Up Art Show and people dropping by to see the 30 Dogs in person~ it was so fun, Duane and I are going to do it again on Saturday August 29th from 11 to 3!  Mark you calendars!  Duane has been making some wacky wood bird wall hangings for indoors or outdoors and they'll be up for sale too~
This is another Lake Superior view from the photos Duane took a couple weeks ago.  We are at another Lake right now, so there may be more and different water views~ stay tuned!

8x8 acrylic on wood

Saturday, August 8, 2020

August 8th, That Fresh Water!

Okay, maybe its a dopey name, but I like it! And I'm still really thrilled with these photos Duane took two weeks ago up on the rocks of Artist Point in Grand Marais~ there's a couple more I'm working on today, after my POP-UP ART EXHIBITION!
Come by today between 10 and noon and we'll have the tent up with the 30 Dogs hanging in it for your viewing pleasure! 3841 26th Ave S, Mpls MN 55406!
And I'm also going to have a smaller set up with some of my recent paintings that haven't really been seen yet, just in case anyone coming by has a need of some art on their walls. We've been thinking about having another Pop-up Art Weekend soon, maybe at the end of August, because Duane's been making some new wooden wall indoor/outdoor sculptures of his crazy birds and I think people are going to need those too...
6x12 acrylic on wood
Dang I love those colors!

Friday, August 7, 2020

August 7th, Ollie!

Here is yet another amazing dog!  This one is a birthday present, commissioned by a dear friend for her daughter, and it was apparently a hit!
And DO please come by tomorrow for our POP-UP Art Show!  30 Dogs in 30 Days!!!
Maybe I'll have some other small paintings out too, in case you need some small art...
12x12 acrylic on wood

Thursday, August 6, 2020

August 6th! 30 Dogs in 30 Days Virtual Party TONIGHT!

I have been arranging the dogs in our kitchen/dining room all morning and I think they are ready! Please join me tonight for my first ever Virtual Art Opening for 30 Dogs in 30 Days 2020!

I have a Zoom Meeting ready for you, just join me from 6:30-8pm and I'll be talking about my 30 in 30 projects and my painting processes, and then I'll go through each painting from 1 to 30 and I'll talk a little bit about each one.  There will be time at the end for questions and comments, and I REALLY don't mind if you pipe up and ask them as we're going too!

I MISS all my usual art fairs and exhibitions, and I MISS talking to you all!!

PLEASE join in!  Bring your own favorite beverage and snacks and I'll do my best to entertain you!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 858 9614 6718
Passcode: 485053

sneak preview!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

August 5th, Croftville Roadside Creek, May

More water explorations... it's just so interesting to me right now. How do you show in paint what your eye sees?  And how does your eye make sense of the colors and images it perceives?  How much of what we see is what our brain is telling us?
6x12 acrylic on wood

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

August 4th, July on the Rocks

This is from another of Duane's photos from last week- have I mentioned how much we all love hanging out on Artist's Point in Grand Marais? Maybe once or twice... like here, and here, and here, and even here from ten years ago!  If you haven't ever been there, I suggest you go, and any time of year it is beautiful and surprising. In the winter, it is a bit more treacherous, with ice forming on the rocks making it much more slippery.  But if you have good balance and grippy boots, it is still worth exploring!
This one is a bit more of a nearly "normal" painting... not as expressionistic, I mean!
6x12 acrylic on wood

Monday, August 3, 2020

August 3, Breezy Day on the Rocks

Duane and Max went up to Grand Marais last week for a quick visit so that Max could see his friend Maddy at least once this summer. Usually we spend two weeks solid and then a couple other sprinkles of days up there each summer and Max and Maddy have done the Summer Solstice Pageant together for the past three years, so it was nice they were able to get up there. They slept in the back of the van. Such a guy thing. Not what I would've wanted to do, myself, but I was able to also have them deliver some fresh art to Yellow Bird Gallery in Grand Marais, since I'd just gotten a check from them so I knew some stuff had sold!  That's always nice...
So Duane took photos for me, and this is from one of them, looking from Artists' point towards the lighthouse.  I love the color of the water, and trying to determine that color!

6x12 acrylic on wood

Sunday, August 2, 2020

August 2, Rocky

Of course, there are always a few extra dogs to paint! This one is from a fundraising auction at my school and I need to get it to it's owners now- those fluffy ones can be a bit tricky.  I continue to love that challenge of attempting to translate what I see in front of me into paint. It is that creative act that engages me in this life. I am so lucky!
I hope that you have some activity or creative endeavor that makes you excited to get up in the morning!
And now that I'm done with this year's 30 Dogs in 30 Days project, there is always that little bit of a let-down, that return to normalcy (whatever that is this year...), that ending, and so comes the "what's next?" part. What am I going to move on to now?
I think more Plein Art Painting for now...

Thursday, July 30, 2020

July 30, Vanjie!

And here is another sweet faced pug!

This is my friend Jay's puppy, and I'm so happy to paint a pug for our last dog! Our pug Bunny is such a joyous clown, which is exactly what we need right now, and I'm sure Miss Vanjie is the same!

Jay says her name is Vanjie, named after a sensational drag queen named Miss Vanjie. 

Thank you for taking the time to read through all these stories and see all these loved dogs~ I hope this inspires you to see your beloved ones in a new way!

8x8 acrylic on wood
spoken for!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

July 29, Lucy!

This dog belonged to my parents' neighbors across the street, Marybeth and Jeff. They've been keeping an eye on my mom who would hate it if I told you how old she is, but I will tell you that I appreciate the neighbors keeping an eye on her in her gardens and on her yard and her garage door...  it's just comforting to know that there are people closer to her that know what's going on!
SO this is for them! And Marybeth says that Lucy was happiest if she was touching them~
8x10 acrylic on wood
spoken for!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

7-28 Leopold~

Yes, this is yet another face that I found absolutely irresistible~ I'm sure you can see why!
And here's Barbara's story about Leo!

Cute!  Little Leopold was born and raised in a puppy mill as a breeder. His estimated age when rescued 6 yrs old. After spending a short time being fostered by some wonderful friends he came to live with me in 2013. He is somewhere around age 14 now and is the King of our house hold! He is a very sweet boy and loves everyone.

8x8 acrylic on wood
spoken for!

Monday, July 27, 2020

July 27, Max the Wonder Dog!

And this is MAX!  A wonderful young shiny black lab! Isn't he great?  here's what Anita wrote about him!

Max is my Covid companion.  All of our lives have changed because of Covid, and Max’s life has changed, too.  Now 10 months old, Max started life going to puppy training, visiting family, meeting lots of people and dogs on walks, playing with dogs in the park.  He loved it all. Now, with social distancing, Max watches dogs and people from across the street on walks.  We are isolated at home, with few visitors, so Max has fewer opportunities to play with other people and dogs.  But Max is still my wonderful companion, still finding joy in everyday life, enjoying the garden and neighborhood in different ways, and providing an example of making the most of every day!  Max came into my life at the perfect time.

8x8 acrylic on wood
spoken for!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

July 26th, Arwyn and Ricky

These two are another pair (dang!  I've painted more than 30 dogs already with all the double dogs this year!) that I really couldn't resist!  I mean just look at those faces~
And here is what Sandy wrote about them~

"Ricky is the Yorkshire terrier, and Arwyn is the mix- Chi-Poo-Pin. They are best pals and are very bonded.  I got Arwyn at the humane society when I went looking for a cat. I couldn't have dogs in my condo at the time so she lived her first year with my daughter. Arwyn is very sweet and loves giving people kisses.
Ricky is shy and is my right hand guy.  I think he would be lost without Arwyn. He is very sweet and loves to snuggle on my lap or anywhere near me and Arwyn."

I'd love to snuggle with these two!
6x12 acrylic on wood
spoken for!

Saturday, July 25, 2020

July 25, Taz!

Here's another lovely black dog, with a lovely story by Heidi!

We adopted 7 year old Taz in January 2020 from Doberman Rescue Minnesota. We were told he was a casualty of a tough divorce, and that he'd been left outside in a cage in the MN winters, where he almost starved to death. He was with his foster family for almost a year, and apparently he was passed over for adoption because he was too big. (He weighed a whopping 105 when we got him - foster love!) He has visible scars on his paws and legs, but he is incredibly sweet and affectionate, and great with little kids. Given his rough start, we were really grateful that he adjusted to his new home so quickly...and now we have an 85 pound lap dog!

8x8 acrylic on wood
Spoken for!

Friday, July 24, 2020

7-24 Vincent and Bristow!

Okay, this one took me a bit longer to do, again. Funny how I keep talking about wanting to just paint the head because I know I can get that done in a day, and then I spend the whole day working on a double full body portrait like this one! But sheesh!  Could you resist these two?
Here's what Jeremy has to say about this pair~

We intended to get a single dog but when we arrived at the breeders we couldn’t decide between them and had to have them both. They are 13 years old this year and have rarely been apart for their entire lives. Swimming and rolling in the sand are their favorite activities. 

11x14 acrylic on wood
spoken for!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

July 23, Maggie!

Those eyes, again~ Usually for these projects I paint head portraits, but some photos just require to be painted!
I wasn't sure about that background, because Maggie is actually sitting on a zigzag patterned black and white rug, but I didn't want to get caught up in that.  First I painted the rug blue, but that was too close to her shiny spots, so I shifted it to magenta. I'm liking it!

And here's what Becky says about Maggie!

Maggie Mae has been the perfect addition to the Anderson household! She is a miniature Australian Shepherd, enjoys multiple walks a day, and excels in obedience training! No matter what the day brings Maggie has been our daily dose of Joy♥️
8x10 acrylic on wood
spoken for!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

July 22 Tate and Hillary!

It isn't often that I see a photo of two dogs that works together really well. Often, one dog or the other will be looking off in another direction or will have shut eyes or something.
THIS is a great photo!
And here's what Beth says about these two!
I definitely want these sweeties captured by you. 
The one on the left is Tate. He is a rescue. I got him when he was about 9 months. He was super shy. Now he’s kind of a knuckle head but oh so love able.
Hillary is the Diva.  She’s the queen and she bosses Tate around.  And she loves him too. 
They are both almost 4 years old. 
9x12 acrylic on wood
spoken for!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

July 21 Scout for Laurie!

And today's sweet pup is Scout~ such a cute face!  And here's his story from Laurie~

Scout is a rescue dog - a foster fail!  A mix of yorkie and jack russell,  he was found walking a country road in South Dakota with his traveling buddy Scamp.  Scamp found a home right away.  I took Scout  to foster.   We tried for months to find a good match for him.   He had many admirers and met a good number of people who thought he might be the one for them.    But there was always something.  He was too tiny.   He didn't like being handled.    He growled at a 5 year old boy who tried to grab him.   He was not playful enough with Carlton the Cairn.    After the 4th or 5th failed meet and greet, I took Scout back to the car and called Howard.  He knew why I was calling and just said "yes."   Scout and I sang all the way home.  Scout's been with us since 2010. 

8x8 acrylic on wood
Spoken For!

Monday, July 20, 2020

July 20, Maggie and Charlie!

So I ended up doing another two dogs today!  This is Maggie and Charlie who live together and love one another and are just so beautiful!

I have a dog to nominate for this coming month's Pupzapalooza! My sister’s dog Maggie is a little skittish, but devoted to her. She’s a cattle dog, and ain’t she a beaut? 
 And here is Charlie, the other cattle dog, who belongs to my sister Lisa. He looks very happy in these pics. He’s a big goof.

Maggie!  8x8 acrylic on wood
spoken for!

Charlie! 8x8 acrylic on wood
Spoken for!