S: The McBride's Wagging Tales
BC: The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself. --- Alan Alda | It's a Dog's Life
FC: The McBride's Wagging Tales
3: A dog is a bundle of love wrapped in fur." | Dear Jane and Michael, What a treat is has been to co-create a compendium of your cuddly canines, a memoir of your magnificent mutts, a diary of your delightful dogs, a tribute to your terrific tailwaggers, a folder of your furry family, and a portfolio of your precious pooches! Thank you, merci and mahalo With love and aloha, Brenda Kennerly | Lily | Emma
4: Heather and Lucia
5: This was the first portrait Jane commissioned me to paint. She wanted Heather to have a painting commemorating Lucia's first day in her life. Mike sent me the photo and I made a sketch on paper. Then I stretched the silk, traced the portrait's lines and carefully painted their likenesses with French dyes. You can follow the steps of this magical process in the photos.
6: Mojito | All of these portraits started with a favorite photo followed by a pencil sketch. I always began painting the eyes first. Then the spirit of the dog guided my hand to the end.
7: Mojito the Mexican street dog was always on guard. Fiercely protective, he could not tell who was friend and who was foe. When he was calm, he was a sweetheart.
8: "To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." Joseph Chilton Pierce | The painting process is a wonderful tool to meet the unknown over and over again and to practice opening to life and its mysteriousness instead of suffering from our desperate attempts to control what is happening and what we are feeling. Michele Cassou
9: Mischievous by nature, I put a lot of whimsey and color into my paintings. I want people to be able to laugh out loud, feel inspired, or touched by what I create. Brenda Kennerly
11: Buddha, is a big lovable bundle of energy. Is that food for me? Where's my tire toy? Is it time to go for a walk?
12: on top of | Paddy
13: The Paddle is dad's dog. Standing with two paws in and two paws out, he's always looking for another bone.
15: Mojito | A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself." - Josh Billings
16: Lily | Miss Lilikoi has travelled from Maui to the mainland
17: Miss Lilikoi has traveled from Maui to the mainland and found at last a peaceful, loving home.
19: good dog pretty girl sweet dog good girl | Emma, queen of the household, rules with patience, wisdom and love. She still has some puppy play in her. Just watch it come out when you throw her yellow tennis ball.