Sunday, January 1, 2012

seeing eye dog

Look me in the eye.


I have been professionally accused of being indirect.
This post is a sterling example; let me explain.
With a wild swing from obscurity to brick-upside-the-head,
this is a blind dog.

No doubt it would have worked better
if I had just said that to begin with.
"But what kind of art needs a written explanation?",
I asked myself.
(My apologies to any and all who tried to figure this out.
All three of you.)


Bob Lafond said...

The dog is not looking into your eye, and I don't think the dog is asking you to look into his eye. He doesn't see eye to eye.

SamArtDog said...


Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

I thought it was a bad idea to look a dog in the eye. Or is that only when the dog is barking at you and ready to take a bite?

Celeste Bergin said...

Sam---I totally totally totally LOVE this. It is a beautiful color and the crop is brilliant. I love the accuracy of it..and yet it is warm.

Shelley Smart said...

Well, I looked the dog in the eye and found he wasn't looking at me so... I was a bit puzzled. Then I saw the John Steinbeck quote on the right side of your blog and thought your painting was a commentary on dogs thinking humans are nuts. And so we are.

Love the painting BTW!

hw (hallie) farber said...

Well, I thought this dog was looking its owner in the eye--the owner being taller! (And I didn't notice the title "seeing eye dog" when I looked earlier.)

He looked sad and beautiful earlier; now that I know he's blind, he still looks sad and beautiful. And I'm sad.

Have a great 2012. said...

Beautiful painting and doggie. I thought the dog was looking up. Love the composition.

Stephanie Berry said...

I like this--cool way to crop this noble face. The eye is great.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Oh, dear. Some days I am more blonde than others.

Page Railsback said...

Really well done and you keep us on our toes

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Eko said...

Cropping - it is exactly what makes the image 'Image' ...
Vision and color with the image becomes "big-picture"...!
Engages in photography I have it pointed out several times.
Good start for the 2012 -
Eco greeting
Finland / Lapland / Kuusamo