"Roxy (Cattle Dog)," 4" x 5", red heeler pet portrait, acrylic on board. Roxy's painting has a sale pending, but interested parties may email me - email@example.com . (And that includes anyone considering booking their own Dog-a-Day portrait - I'm currently scheduling for January 2010.)
Cattle dogs are an acquired taste, but, like steamed clams, they are delightfully slippery and delicious, with larger than life personalities. Being owned by one myself, I have a small bit of experience in that area (and I love steamers).
From all I've heard, Roxy was no exception. Even blindness (at age 9) didn't slow her down. She's crossed the bridge now, but I know she's waiting to heartily greet only those she knows. And she'll "herd" them in the right direction when they do show.
Speaking of herds, thanks to you, I've shipped close to 100 Painting a Dog a Day - the First Year books! I'll be putting together a second press run later this week. Orders may continue to come direct to me - send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . I am so grateful for your patronage - it's been a wonderful year!
Thanks, as always, for looking at, and sharing, my paintings with your friends and family.
See you tomorrow,