I guess this goes with my recent athlete paintings! After all, is there any creature that is moire athletic than a sled dog? These animals run for hundreds of miles in the freezing cold. I think I have probably painted or drawn this dog, or some version of this dog, at least fifteen times, if not more. I love the image of a sled dog doing what they love most and do best. It’s like painting pure joy.
Day 21 of my one a day resolution: I hope people like looking at huskies as much as I like drawing them! Tonight I did another charcoal sketch of my friend’s husky, Tia. She lost Tia a week or two before I lost Juno, so I know she still feels the emptiness. Drawing helps me…I hope the drawings help her too.
Day one of my one a day resolution: Meet Meadow. She is a five-year-old Siberian husky who has been a guest with MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue for over a year. She has a sweet disposition and is wonderful with children. Her only flaw; she suffers from a seizure disorder. Despite the fact that her seizures are completely controlled by medication, people seem afraid to commit to her. This sketch of Meadow was done on paper with a pencil.
Every day I watch my old dog get a little bit older. I watch her stumble a bit more and eat a bit less. I wonder if she will be here tomorrow. And somehow, miraculously, she is. So I continue watching my old dog get older.
This is the last painting I did of Junie. I’m sure I will paint others, but for now, this one tells her story.