Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Buzz and Baby

This is a Christmas present for a good friend of mine. Buzz is the sweetest dog you’d ever meet. He’s also my dog’s boyfriend (does she have good taste or what?). They are fun to watch together – she puts up with his kisses, and even shares her bones and toys with him, something she’s never done with any other dog. When the family took in two underage kittens, Buzz was their surrogate dad, allowing them to snuggle with him and even try to nurse. I've painted him with one of the babies as a Christmas gift to his mom. Isn’t he handsome?


8"x10"
Soft Pastels on Suede Matboard

Happy Holidays to you all!

6 comments:

artbyakiko said...

What a beautiful portrait! I can feel the gentle and loving soul of Buzz and the kitten looks so relaxed with him. Wonderful!!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thank you Akiko!

Edward Burton said...

Very sweet portrait - BEAUTIFUL job, Kari!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Edward!

Sheila said...

Wow! This is fantastic! They look so soft and cuddly!

Kari Tirrell said...

Thanks, Sheila! :)