Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cooper


A week or two ago I posted a Work In Progress paint-wash of Cooper and talked about meeting this handsome Lab in the Post Office parking lot.  Cooper was taking in the cool air and had his head out the car window enjoying the day.  I stopped and started talking to Cooper and his owner.  I found out that Cooper has training in search and rescue work and loves doing his job.  He is a delight and I have enjoyed painting this very special dog.  Meeting Cooper has made for, "A Painting Day".

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15 comments:

Theresa Paden said...

Oh, Ruth, this painting is so beautiful! The orange background and blue in his black coat work so well together. Love it!

Theresa Paden said...

Love his eye, too!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

You have captured this lovely fellows calm and peaceful nature. Wonderful treatment of the black color..so hard to do.

Cheri Wollenberg said...

You have painted him beautifully. I could tell before I read the post that he had a sensitive spirit. Thanks for the story too.

Caroline said...

You capture Cooper so well, that blue in his coat, the sensitive expression, lovely hazel/brown eyes against the orange background. Beautiful.

martinealison said...

Oh j'aime ce Cooper! Son regard est bon comme la plupart de ses congénères, mais avez su saisir à la perfection cette expression.
Le Labrador couleur sable de ma fille Fauve se prénomme Cooper aussi. Je l'ai peint dans "l'orage devient enchanteur" posté sur mon blog le 19 novembre dernier. Demain je posterai aussi une nouvelle toile dans laquelle j'ai peint Paloma la chienne Labrador de mon fils...
Bisous

Ruth Andre said...

Je vérifiera votre blog et voit les chiens que vous avez peint. Comment amusant et de remerciement autant de pour vos commentaires très gentils pour le tableau de « Tonnelier ».

Meowlissa said...

What a beautiful piece of Cooper you have here :) Looks like the gentle soul shines right through. Love it!

Karen Bruson said...

Beautiful job painting his eye. Lovely blue highlights on his fur.

hmuxo said...

Beautiful painting Ruth. Love his expressive eyes. You paint animals so well..I am in awe!! Beautiful post as well.

Katie Wilson said...

Love the expression on this guy.

Kelley Sanford said...

Simply beautiful.

linda said...

you have a wonderful talent for capturing the light in the animals eyes, the Spirit that is within...i enjoyed my visit immensely, being a country person myself, my closest neighbors, the hawks and cows-a special time-with babies on the ground. :)

blessings...

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Lovely painting! You really do have a way of capturing thier expressions!

Claudia Hammer a Painting a day said...

This painting of Cooper is just fabulous. I love the blue black fur against the yellow background. I also like the story of meeting him. I bet he is a great rescue dog.