|"Traveling Companions" 5.5 X 3.5 oil on board.|
I am fascinated by all canines, and especially the special bond between humans and dogs. I love studying research about ancient dogs in the Americas, how they were loved and used by their human partners. An archaeological dig in Illinois revealed a skeleton of a dog buried 10,000 years ago. (https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dogs-lived-and-died-humans-10000-years-ago-americas ). This is why I've titled this painting with "Companions" in the title...her trusted pup goes where she goes, unquestioning, loving & loved, loyal and happy to just be with her.
|I have four other paintings in the show:|
|"Stalking Shadows" 5 X 3 oil on board|
During my visit to Wolf Park (wolfpark.org) in West Lafeyette, Indiana, I was able to walk among the pack and take a ton of photos for reference. It was one of the most incredible experiences, and I highly recommend visiting and supporting Wolf Park! Our day was rainy, cold and miserable. The wolves loved it! The best part, their fur was fluffed against the cold, and they were active and playful. The frigid water was no deterrent to the curiosity of the pack, who waded out to fetch and play with various sticks. Later, a lovely snowfall presented opportunities to study the pond and cattails next door, and add them to this painting of Khewa, one of the females from the Wolf Park young pack.