Monday, March 21, 2011

Dog tired

Barney (study sketch)
Black marker on bond paper
12 x 14 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
I 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 together
Have a sleeping-enough-to-be-dog-happy day.

1 comment:

Jill and Haida said...


Sounds like someone in Ayr. :)

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