Monday, July 14, 2014

Cloud at Thirteen

Cloud at Thirteen, 8 x 10 inch, oil on linen
© 2014 Kathleen Coy

My rat terrier Cloud turned thirteen a couple weeks ago. He's in good health, but is slowing down. It shows in everything he does, and I wanted to capture that.. I want to remember him in every stage of his life. Here he is contentedly basking in the sun, cheerful even though his back legs are a little stiff. A bittersweet moment in time, and an emotional painting for me - my best little friend is growing old. 

Below are some progression photos, and a quick sketch I did yesterday while he slept.


Elizabeth McCrindle said...

What a lovely portrait of your wee man. Cherish the times with him and thanks for sharing him with us :)

Kathleen Coy said...

Thanks, Elizabeth, I sure do!