Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Day 7 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

"Anticipating a Return"
6" x 12"
oil on wrapped canvas
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Wherever we go, when we travel by RV, our dogs go with us.  This is our two dachshunds Hasty Herman and Chaco - standing and waiting for their dad - as he filled up with gas in a nearby town.  

 Whenever you left the RV, for any reason, they immediately got into the driver's seat to perch there and watch what was going on.
(Herman is no longer with us, he passed away a few years ago.)  
Chaco still goes to that spot when you leave the RV, but the two of them were such a pair and so cute to watch.  They would lean into one another - where one head went the other was almost assured to follow.  
Herman had very keen senses - especially sight.

I remember one time we were in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (Maybe I've told this story before but...) a UPS brown truck rounded a faraway corner, Herman was in my lap and let out a really mean growl.  They never liked the UPS truck that visits our house - amazing he picked up 
on the truck so far from home - by sight.

We still have very heartfelt sadness that Herman is no longer with us.  
He was the BEST dog in the whole world!

Now that it has been photographed, 
I see a few places I need a little more work on this painting  .

Today, I go to the surgeon for more follow-up on my ankle.  Stay tuned.

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Helen Moreda said...

Love this painting and visiting your blog for the first time. The painting is full of dogness and so well done. thanks for sharing.....

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks for your comments Helen.

Susan said...

Aww so cute....sorry Herman isn't here with you. Enjoying seeing everyone's work in the 30 day challenge.

Joyfulartist said...

I love your dachshund painting. They are wonderful dogs. I so appreciate this challenge b/c I get to see works from so many artists I wouldn't otherwise see.

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Darla McDowell said...

I love this sweet painting, Pattie. And your little dachshunds. Well done!

Karen Johnston Daily Paintings said...

Love this painting...it's beautiful!!! First time I have been to you blog, I love the dog paintings!!!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Susan(s), JoyfulArtist, Darla, and Karen! I appreciate your visit and your nice comments!

SYLVIANE said...

Lovely dogs!

Pattie Wall said...

Thank you Sylviane!

c.dingman said...

Wonderful painting, it captures the feeling so well. You can just hear them whimpering.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Carlene - it's more like shivering and shaking and whining...and it's definitely a certain "I see you out there and I wanna be there, too" whine, as opposed to a "I see a cat" whine.