Painting Pugs and Poodles, Shelties and Shih Tzus, Collies, Mixed-breed and
Cockers and Poms;
Oh the joy of watching pure white canvases burst forth in phases of shape,
color and poise. Capturing framable companions of love for memories
to last a lifetime.
Light out of darkness, in many ways to others joy, to Him praise.
I take out my trusty water worn brush, a flash of color or a
tinted hush. Browns and tans, blues with hues, a twinkling eye,
one pup or two.
My gift of painting is an outpouring of the love that was poured
into me through hard work and true friendship by many.
“Life is to be fortified by many friendships, to love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.” Sydney Smith…..(On an earlier blog by Sara she asked is this true?) My answer was yes and what I am writing is why I said yes. By painting dog portraits I find I get stronger and the one who receives the portrait of their special pet gets encouragement and comfort…and the gift of love and freindship grows.
I literally watch the вЂ?dog paintingвЂ™ take form, itвЂ™s like having a beautifully big wrapped present and you canвЂ™t wait to see whatвЂ™s inside. This is just how I feel when I paint. I never know the way it will turn out, and when itвЂ™s finished IвЂ™m even surprised, and that lets me know itвЂ™s Jesus, itвЂ™s all Jesus. Because I know what my painting looked like before His love was poured into me through acts of kindness and true friendship…so when I paint a picture, youвЂ™re getting more than a portrait of a special dog, itвЂ™s the Love of God shining through…dj