Our condolences go out to Gretchen Del Rio on the loss of precious Buddha. We all do know that mix of pain and gratitude when we lose our younger cousins in this earthy kingdom. What a lovely artistic homage!
watercolor 7 x 10 9/2019
This painting is my good bye to my beautiful dog ‘Buddha.’ He was on this earth for 15 years leaving us a month ago still a happy and peaceful dog despite his aged disabilities. ‘Buddha’ brought joy to everyone he touched. I miss him terribly and will never forget his paw print in my life. Everyone who has lived with a beloved dog knows the story.
I have so many drawings of him. Especially during his last year I sketched him many times not wanting to let go but knowing that my time with him was winding down.
Everything in the painting was free form except for both Buddhas and the lotus. I just let it flow. And I cried much of the time.
I captured this one a few years ago midst a nap with his namesake. Strange name for a dog I…
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Wonderful drawings which show great love and sensitivity. I am reading John Ruskin on art and am in awe of his prose and dedication to art; have you read him?
A lifetime ago, but he is certainly one worthy of revisiting. Thanks for taking the time to comment.