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Old 10-23-2011, 04:19 AM
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The original thread is here.


This is my latest work: "Doggie Heaven" Acrylic on Canvas, 24x30 in.
A fun whimsical scene of dogs enjoying life in their own big world.

I also posted some details below. Enjoy!


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Whoa.... it's a Doggie Heaven!


Details:


Who's next?




Woof... We love pupcorn!




Dogma Mia! Delicious Doggie Pizza!




"Hee hee... I'm glad it's kosher!"




A patient patient of Dr. House.




Yummy baked treats from Dogilicious!




Fifi's pret-a-porter... the latest Parisian fashions for the sophisticated pooch!


Thank you for looking!


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Old 10-23-2011, 06:51 AM
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I love this, it's brilliant
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:29 AM
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Absolutely brilliant - I've had a really good look at this and enjoyed every minute!
Thank you for posting and I hope you have more up your sleeve or on the easel!
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phenomenal !! ... your attention to detail and execution is stunning ... this must have taken you forever to complete !! ... hats off to ya !!
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:22 AM
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Haha, that's awesome ! Good stuff.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:30 AM
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This is so much fun! And I think if this was marketed well that it would have commercial potential. Even thinking outside the litter box, this would be an adorable calendar, or a series of greeting cards, Christmas gift poster, ornaments (probably too late for Hallmark this year...) and T-shirts.

and don't forget the charity potential, I could see this being sold to help raise funds for homeless pooches, too. You have created an instant cult piece for those of us who are animal lovers...

now where is the cat version? and the parakeets and parrots? and the Southern version, and you'll need one for the NYC indoor pets, too- maybe a summer poochcamp in the Berkshires????

You may have begun an mini-industry here, we're looking forward to the movie...

Thanx for posting, this pleaseth our eye and warmeth our hearts,

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This is so much fun! And I think if this was marketed well that it would have commercial potential. Even thinking outside the litter box, this would be an adorable calendar, or a series of greeting cards, Christmas gift poster, ornaments (probably too late for Hallmark this year...) and T-shirts.

and don't forget the charity potential, I could see this being sold to help raise funds for homeless pooches, too. You have created an instant cult piece for those of us who are animal lovers...

now where is the cat version? and the parakeets and parrots? and the Southern version, and you'll need one for the NYC indoor pets, too- maybe a summer poochcamp in the Berkshires????

You may have begun an mini-industry here, we're looking forward to the movie...

Thanx for posting, this pleaseth our eye and warmeth our hearts,

Greg

definitely worth thinking about !! .... if you haven't already, seriously consider getting a quality scan done of this !! ... the cost would definitely be quickly recouped with giclees made of it ... and/or posters ... and or cards ... of the whole image or of crops as you've sampled ... or are you already doing these things with your artwork? ... it wasn't apparent on your site .... at least not that i noticed ... ... your painting of america's birthday is also worth all these considerations !! ... fabulous works !!!
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Hi and welcome!!
I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!
Such fun and delightful painting!!
Awesome details and fine lines!
How long did it take you to do this??
So, this is whats at the other side of the RAINBOW BRIDGE??
I love this story.
"RAINBOW BRIDGE"
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
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OKEEKAT: I just choked up when I read your post. Thanx for posting it, it seems especially appropriate in this thread. greg
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THANKS Greg, it is sad but so true..
this is a beautiful story too 9-11 version...
thought I'd share that too..

On the morning of September 11, 2001
there was an unprecedented amount of activity at the Rainbow bridge.
Decisions had to be made. They had to be made quickly. and they were.

An Issue, not often addressed here, is the fact that
many residents really have no loved one for whom to wait.
Think of the pups who lived and died in hideous puppy mills.
No one on earth loved or protected them.
What about the many who spent unhappy lives tied in backyards?
and the ones who were abused.
Who are they to wait for?

We don't talk about that much here.
We share our loved ones as they arrive, happy to do so.
But we all know there is nothing like having your very own person
who thinks you are the most special pup in the Heavens.

Last Tuesday morning a request rang out for pups not waiting for specific persons
to volunteer for special assignment..An eager, curious crowd surged excitedly forward,
each pup wondering what the assignment would be.
They were told by a solemn voice that unexpectedly, all at once,
over 6,000 loving people had left Earth long before they were ready.
All the pups, as all pups do felt the humans' pain deep in their own hearts.

Without hearing more, there was a clamoring among them-
"May I have one to comfort?"
"I'll take two I have a big heart."
"I have been saving kisses forever."

One afte ranother they came foreward begging for assignment.
One cozy-looking fluffy pup hesitantly asked,
"Are there any children coming? I would be very comforting for a child
'cause I'm soft and squishy and I aways wanted to be hugged."

A group of Dalmations came forward asking to meet the firemen and be there friends.
The larger working breeds offered to greet the Police Officers and make them feel at home.
Little dogs volunteered to do what they do best, Cuddle and kiss.

Dogs who on Earth had never had a kind word or a pat on the head,
stepped foreward and said, "I will love any human who needs love."
Then all the dogs, wherever on Earth they originally came from,
Rushed to the Rainbow Bridge and stood waiting,
overflowing with love to share each tail wagging an American Flag.
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Thank you so much to all you guys for your kind comments! I do have a cat version... and will post it soon.

To OkeeKat... what you wrote is beautiful, so touching, thank you so much for sharing it on my thread.


With warmest regards to you all,

Wilfred
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You are very welcome Wilfred!
the author is unknown, but I love it and share it as often as possible.
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Totally wonderful!!
I'm amazed at all the great detail everywhere, too.
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This is brilliant both in concept and execution. I agree with the comments above - particularly that you may have started something here - and I look forward to seeing others.
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You should have art prints made from these and sell them in those higher end gift shops ...
This is so adorable and fun, I'm sure they would sell well both in the US and in Europe!
Think about it. Definitely don't just sell the original and it's gone.
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