As I look at each piece, I know the feeling and memory of seeing these exact poses. Even though Winslow doesn't resemble my dog Meg...I see Meg in each of these paintings.
The "Sunchaser" and "Light Wedge"
Everyone has seen their dog get up and down from a nap to find that new spot that resembles a warm blanket of sun. Warming of old bones and embracing the sunlight, these two paintings capture it.
Moving out of the way reluctantly, glancing back to give that "really?, do I have to move when I was so comfortable" look.
"I Own the Place"
I've seen this look many times after moving from my chair and then finding Meg in the soft place that still held my warmth. She'll open one eye to look at me, knowing that she might need to move. If I get a "one eye look" she knows I'll let her stay and I'll move somewhere else.
After a good walk, I return to find the dogs sitting in the best places in the house. They all find the sunshine and take their naps, only moving when the daylight moves around the room.
We all have this happen with our dogs...They slightly turn their heads to listen in on our conversations, waiting for those key words of "Ball, get your toy, walk, treat or dinner".
"The Tunnel Inspector"
Dogs sniff, run, play and find things we overlook everyday.
Let's admit it...we all talk to our dogs and expect them to understand everything we say. We call them our friends and they do love us unconditionally.
"Under the Table"
I bring my dogs to work with me...they sit under the table, on the desk or in their beds. They really don't care where we are...they just want to be near us.
Over the last year, Meg has had a visitor and pretty much acts like she could care less about having him around. At least that's what we think. Deep down I think she really does like having him around but pretends she doesn't. Strange little girl.
Here are a few shots of Winslow, running sniffing and excited to have met us. He will be visiting the gallery on First Wednesday along with his master...painter Don Gray. Stop in and see this wonderful show.