Barney (study sketch)
Black marker on bond paper
12 x 14 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011I think we use the phrase "dog tired" because dogs know
how to be tired so completely. I'm sure they
could teach lessons on how to relax. Well tonight I am
dog tired. It was a crammed weekend, for art, for
marking and for social events. So I'm posting this sketch
of my friend Alen Rubesa's dog, Barney. It's a quick
drawing of the full head, and I can immediately see the
many changes I need to make in the next sketch. But I like
the dog, who is dog alert, the opposite of dog tired, and
eventually this sweet dog face will become a huge painting!
Meanwhile I'm going to take a cue from my own animals
and get some sleep.
Fiona the cat and Zoey the dog sleeping with paws togetherHave a sleeping-enough-to-be-dog-happy day.