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Rockport123
02-06-2012, 05:16 PM
This past July I expierienced what all pet owners dread, the loss of a beloved companion. His name was Jack, I rescued him 2 years ago, and he grabbed my heart from day one. Although he was with us for only 2 short years, I made his final senior years full of love and affection,(he was 13).

As an animal portrait artist, I found it healing to do his portrait, now he will be with me forever.

C&C's always welcome

Marlene :heart:

wildlifeart89
02-06-2012, 07:31 PM
So sorry to hear about your loss, this is such a great tribute to your beloved Jack.:) What a sweetie, I love the different colors you have used in this piece.
Paige

Colorfur Critters
02-06-2012, 07:54 PM
Beautiful portrait of a loving companion.

Sorry for your loss.

Jayde
02-06-2012, 11:59 PM
A lovely tribute Marlene.

berningc
02-07-2012, 12:19 AM
Lovely! Gorgeous eyes and kissable nose!

Carol

ArtbyPeggy
02-07-2012, 01:08 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss! I love the expression in Jack's eyes! You gave him a loving lovey tribute! Bless you for rescuing him in his old age also :)

Winky'sMom
02-07-2012, 01:19 AM
A beautiful tribute to a much loved friend. So sorry for your loss.

oldwomanpainting
02-07-2012, 06:59 AM
I am so sorry for your loss.

Kanielle
02-07-2012, 10:29 AM
Sorry to hear about your loss, but what a beautiful, fitting tribute. I love the variety of colours you've used throughout.

Rockport123
02-07-2012, 02:53 PM
Thank you all for your lovely comments.

Marlene

chammi kaiser
02-08-2012, 03:24 AM
How sad for you. I know just how you feel. What a wonderful tribute to a doggy friend. Nice and soft. How luck Jack was to enjoy your love for the last two years of his life.

DLT
02-08-2012, 03:31 AM
absolutely gorgeous!

Rockport123
02-08-2012, 03:33 PM
Thank you so much!!! I will wait about a month and rescue another. Although Jack will never be replaced!

Marlene

Phranque
02-08-2012, 06:54 PM
Jack looks like a real sweetheart! Good for you take the old-timer in and give him love and shelter during his final years, it takes courage knowing what is the likely outcome not too long from when you took him in.

I really like all the colour you have incorporated in his fur.

Rockport123
02-09-2012, 07:37 AM
Thank you Frank, I love older dogs, they have so much wisdom in their eyes.

Marlene

evartpat
02-09-2012, 11:46 AM
What a lovely image, those eyes say so much! :)

Rockport123
02-10-2012, 04:30 PM
Thank you so much evatpat.

Marlene

Marty Shay
02-11-2012, 12:28 AM
Wow, Marlene, bless you for taking this sweet dog in for a peaceful, totally loved couple of years, what a fantastic gift you gave him. And you've done something I can't do yet, paint a devoted companion who has passed on. I'm still trying to pull up the strength to paint one of my dogs, still can't do it but I will hopefully before too long. It is a feeling of bringing them back home, I've had that expressed to me by my customers when I painted their own beloved companions who had passed over--just can't do my own yet. This little guy's eyes say so much -- age, the end of life, a lifetime of experiences, peace, rest, contentment -- all rolled into one. I love it, thanks for sharing this, it helps me.
Janet

Rockport123
02-13-2012, 09:23 AM
Thank you so much Janet, believe me it wasn't easy to paint him, but in the end it was theraputic. Like yours and my customers say I brought him back home. Hang in there the day will come when you can summon up your talents for the one special friend that you loved, I guarrantee it will mend your heart.

Marlene

RADAR
02-14-2012, 06:41 AM
AWWWW! I love it,i have 5 kitties so i know how hard it is to loose a family member, my condolences!

aRt4us
02-14-2012, 06:46 AM
Sad when a loving pet passes. Our lab was 17 when he passed.
I love your colours within the white furring.

Painting fun
Gary

Rockport123
02-14-2012, 03:01 PM
Thank you so much Radar and Art4US for your thoughtful comments.

Marlene

midcoast
02-14-2012, 07:10 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss :(

You've done a beautiful job with this painting - what a super-expressive face he had! Lovely :)

Nancy

Rockport123
02-15-2012, 07:43 AM
Thank you so much Nancy, he did have a great face.

Marlene