Friday, 17 June 2011

Never Grows Old.

It never grows old - what on earth could I be talking about?

Well, you all know how much I love dogs.
There's one special dog who is very dear to my heart, though I've never met him.
He is called Ben, and he lives with Lynne, Stuart and Toots.

Back in 2009, Ben's back legs stopped working - he suffered from Sudden Onset Spinal Injury.
He couldn't have had better owners - Lynne and Stuart went through hell and high water to get him better.
I have painted him once before, here.. "Still Standing" 

- recently though, I saw Lynne post a picture of Ben running through some fields - and I had to paint this one. :)  It never grows old watching this dog run and play. It could have been so different, you see.  Now he's grinning and happy and all that a dog should be. God bless you, Ben. And Lynne, Stuart and Toots, too :)

About the painting: W&N artist watercolour, Arches Aquarelle Rough 140g, size 15x11. Style - Impressionistic. 

Never Grows Old


18 comments:

  1. Pat love the painting, and the celebration of this little dogs life, he looks so happy!

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  2. Thanks, Maria , he is a happy little boy :) xx

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  3. He looks like a happy healthy dog! I'm so glad he is better! Lovely painting, love the grasses and the depth you created!

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  4. Thanks, Judy.
    He is a healthy, happy boy now :)
    And those grasses were fresh out of my head :lol:

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  5. What a lovely story.. That makes this painting special..

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  6. Thanks, Prabal xx

    Tis a wonderful story... its the story of love xx

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  7. Hi Pat, what a nice story that of Ben! I'm happy to know that now he can run again through the fields! Wonderful watercolor! Ciao.

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  8. What a lovely story of a dog with great heart!

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  9. I love the dogs too...this painting of a dog running happy is very lovely! Kisses, Arianna

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  10. This is a beautiful painting. I think he is a happy dog ​​when he's out on the run. He has on this picture a big smile on his nose.

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  11. It's a lovely painting with a lovely story attached. Look at him go :)

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  12. He looks so happy, it's a pleasure look at your painting! I would say he's smiling! You know I love dogs as much as you do, so for me this is a special post, Pat! Lots of hugs xx

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  13. Hi, Pat,
    Thank you for your precious friend, Ben's portrait. Lovely work. Very touchy story I've read with tears. Ben's innocence is blessed. Please pass my best wishes to Ben, Lynne, Stuart&Toots.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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  14. Pat, I clicked on this to make it bigger so I could see Ben's expression more clearly. Talk about joy! What a beautiful story!

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  15. Oh, he looks so happy running through the field! Bless his family for caring for him!

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  16. Pat you have captured everything special here with this beautiful painting. I look at it and it transports me back to our walk his silly grin his happy eyes I can hear the thud of his paws as he thundered to me I can feel the sun on our backs and I can feel the joy we share evrytime we see ben having fun. Thank you xxx

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  17. a special painting of a very special dog. He looks so happy in the painting.

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  18. Oh, that's a sweet story! And the picture matches it's spirit. A++++

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