Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Solace

8 x 10"
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Painting my sweet Jack today gave me solace. I know there are brighter days ahead, there always is. Thank all of you - for the emails, the comments left, the thoughts - all of it. You must know just how much it matters.

A larger view of this painting is here.




24 comments:

Toe Shoes And Tutus said...

What an absolutely warm, loving and beautiful treasure of a painting!

Bill Brauker said...

Oh my! You can just feel the love in this.

Takeyce said...

Beautiful painting, Karin. I'm so sorry for your loss. He looks like such a sweet friend.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Life is filled with beauty and pain. This is a beautiful painting filled with love. It touches me.

Helen Read said...

I love your composition and the way you've portrayed your subject! This is truly delightful! :)

Ann Reyes said...

Karin, what a precious painting of a precious family member! My heart goes out to you. I know that Jack is looking down happily at your painting of him.

n. rhodes harper said...

Karin, My heart aches for you and your family. I have always thought Jack's happiness in life showed so much through his sweet smile. You have captured him so sweetly. Thankyou for sharing Jack with us.

Mona said...

Karin,

Love it, love it, love it! The more joy that goes into a painting, the more joy comes out of it, and Jack is both your joy and your masterpiece.

diane said...

Karin, Your painting is as sweet, lovely and touching as the beautiful and heartfelt tribute you paid to Jack a day ago. It is a very rare person indeed who is able to express themselves as masterfully with a paint brush as a pen. The fact that you are able to do both so well right now, and with such purity of heart, speaks legions about your humanity. And it explains why so many of us who read your blog and so admire your work feel such a special kinship with you. We mourn the passing of Jack because we care so very much about you. Be well Karin.

vivien said...

this is lovely and is a gorgeous memento.

If only our animals lived longer :>( the grief is awful isn't it.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

What a darling little dog. He looks like a pup here. A good memory.

Andy Mathis said...

what a beautiful painting of Jack. I am sure Petey misses him.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

This must have been a very sad piece to complete but it is beautiful.

Paula Villanova said...

What a lovely, sensitive portrait. Just beautiful!

Christine Bray said...

The painting of Jack is wonderful. His eyes just tell it all. I am so sorry for your loss. It brings tears to my eyes for your loss and brings up memories of the animals I have lost and still miss everyday.

Roxanne Steed said...

Oh what a beautiful, kind soul he is!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Another amazing painting.

Skeet Sirmons said...

Karin, many thoughts and prayers.

Edward Burton said...

It's such a sweet and moving tribute to your loyal friend, Karin. You really can feel the love in it. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Erika Nelson said...

That painting couldn't have been done better - perfect! Jack was a ham too huh? HUGS

Liz said...

The love you and Jack shared is clearly evident in this tender portrait. I am so sorry for your loss, Karin. Thank you for sharing Jack with all of us...

Hugs,
Liz

theresamillerwatercolors said...

Your entry made me cry, how sad to lose a friend. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Block Dog Art said...

Wonderful painting and so filled with soul. It is so hard to lose a close friend, sometimes we think we can never go through it again, but when we think of all the fun and solace they brought to us and how so many dogs are in need we do it all over again. I have no defenses against www.petfinder.com. We have rescued several dogs from all over the US.

Dar Presto said...

His portrait is beautiful, Karin. I'm so sorry for your loss.