Monday, December 21, 2009

"Minimum Security"

8 x 8"
oil on masonite
sold

The way to achieve great joy in life is to paint dogs. You can quote me on that.

Please click here for a larger view.

It's time to sign off for a few days. Happy Festivus, Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate. Make it a happy one. ~ Karin



16 comments:

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Adorable Min Pins, Happy holidays :)

Rick Nilson said...

You are absolutely right. I am going to get one. Your work is.....astonishing.

Dreama Tolle Perry said...

or cats...:)!

Nearly impossible to be unhappy while painting our furry friends.

Don Coker said...

Wonderful composition and color, Karin! Hope you have a peaceful holiday season.

brigittemarie said...

Happy Holidays to you too! Can't wait to see more paintings soon :)

Rishi Kapil said...

Now , I am planning to paint a dog soon.

AutumnLeaves said...

Look how cute they are together, having each other's backs! Or maybe they are just so curious that they don't want to miss a thing! Such a beautiful painting Karin. I've not seen a subject that you haven't handled beautifully. Kate and Allie are no exception.

* said...

I enjoy your posts so much! Thanks for this blog! This is a wonderful painting!Have a nice Christmas!

patty said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
Patty

Debra said...

Just beautiful! Great dog portraits - hope to see more :)

Gwen Bell said...

Wonderful painting! The light and shadows in this is so beautiful and I love the attitudes of the Min-Pins and their compact little bodies.

Tres said...

I just painted one of my Moms dogs, How right you are!
Your dogs have always had "that look" and they always have "those shadows" that make your work stand out - great as usual.

Terri Buchholz said...

Your series of puppy portraits just reinforces my overwhelming urge for a new dog in my life. Your paintings are just wonderful - they provoke smiling and feeling good!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I completely agree with that sentiment. And I could look at YOUR dog paintings forever, and never get tired of them. You really capture their spirit. Wishing you a Happy Festivus, too.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I had to forward this to my niece who is the mama of two female 'hooligans' named Tequila and Tanqueray. She was so shocked when she saw this painting, wondering , "when did they pose for this?"

Dean Grey said...

Great job on this one, Karin!

The composition is so clever and I love how each dog is facing the opposite direction.

Adorable!!

-Dean