Max belonged to my friend Debbie Temple. Debbie and I met in a drawing class last spring at the Wethersfield Academy of the Arts. Debbie is an wonderful artist. Debbie's figure drawings are full of life and action with bold colorful pastel strokes.
Here's what Debbie had to say about Max:
" Max was the runt of his litter and the last one left at the breeder when we got him. He was for our daughter's tenth birthday, but he ended up attaching to me like a little lamb. He followed me everywhere. His passion was chasing a tennis ball - he was so good at it we used to joke that he could play second base. I lost him at age 12 and it was hard. He came to me in my dreams for about a year. I know I will see him again."
I'm not sure if I captured it correctly, but if you look closely... Max's nose is shaped like a heart! So sweet!
Thank you Debbie for sharing your photos of Max... and YES, I do believe you will see him again!
This is Day 9 painting of a 30 Day Painting Challenge. I have joined in with over 240 other artists on fellow artist Leslie Saeta's blog. click here to link to the challenge.
By the way, it 's not too late to join the challenge.
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with much gratitude,
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9/10/2013 05:16:50 am
This is just too cute. Wonderful
9/10/2013 07:48:36 am
Hi Carol, thank you so much.... Bichon's are challenging to paint but I hope I captured Max.
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Branford, CT 06405
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