Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Unconditional Love

I have heard it said that dogs are about the only creature who give unconditional love.

An internet friend posted a photo of her sister and her dog and I thought it captured that love beautifully.  This is my attempt to translate that feeling into a painting.

Soft pastel on PastelMat.


sue said...

Its a beautiful painting Jan .. not sure if its only dogs who give unconditional love (I've had a couple of cats who fit the bill) but you've really captured a beautiful soft moment here .

Jan/PetsToPosies.com said...

Thanks, Sue. I've since gone back to clean up some edges that I didn't notice before posting and I'll let it sit a while longer before deciding it's finished!

The reason I didn't include cats or horses in the unconditional love statement is that both are very food oriented and just "love" the one who feeds them. For instance, I've heard of cats insisting their dead owners get up and feed them while a dog will lie with the body as long as it can. It sounds really gross but supposedly cats will feed on their dead owners if no one comes to feed them. And yes, I've been a cat owner and have the utmost love and respect for them!

Teresa said...

Hi Jan,

You captured that feeling perfectly. It's a wonderful painting.

Oh... and Happy Fall!


Jan/PetsToPosies.com said...

Thanks for the visit, Teresa, it's good to see you around again.

Shelley Whiting said...

This picture is very sweet and sincere. Wonderful work.

Jan said...

Thank you, Shelley, and thanks for stopping by.