Friday, 15 May 2015

My dad's bigger than your dad

oil painting of two dogs standing nose-to-nose, a pet portrait by Karen
The meeting and greeting behaviour of dogs continues to mystify me. Despite the title I have chosen for this piece, I don't think size does come into it much. My dog seems oblivious to it: he can act scared when faced with a dinky little thing yet stride confidently forward, tail wagging, when approached by a Mastiff type dog the size of a small mountain.
Seems to apply to other species as well. This photo is of a new-born donkey, unperturbed, greeting Uncle Buster at the  Miniature Pony Centre on Dartmoor, Devon just the other day. These photos are ©South West News Service
I realise this photo doesn't have much to do with my painting, but it is the weekend... Here's another one, for good measure. Have a great weekend and thank you for looking at my paintings.