Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I'm Not Tired, and I'm Thankful for You

'I'm Not Tired'
6" x 6" oil on panel
Reference photo by Christopher Woo, thank you!
You know how right before bed time your kids profess, so ardently, that they're not tired? Yeah. That's the look this dog is giving me. 'But, but, but. . . I'm not tired!!' This dog is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Quite a name, but an absolutely gorgeous dog! My son and I are headed to a dog show this weekend and I plan to get lots more canine mug shots. So far they're my favorite thing to paint with oils. Fur with thick brushstrokes is fun. :)
And I just want to tell all of you who read this blog, whether every single post, or just when you have nothing better to do, thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much. For your support, friendship, kindness, understanding, cheerleading, and yes thank you for buying my paintings too. :) Your feedback, and just knowing you are there motivates me and fuels what I do so much. And I can never thank you enough for that. So. . . thanks. You're all rock stars in my opinion.
I'll see everybody next week! Happy Thanksgiving my American friends! My husband has agreed to make my very favorite dessert, creme brulee, so I'll likely need to run about a hundred miles since I plan to eat my weight in the glorious stuff. Heh heh. :)
Huzzah for feasting, pilgrims, and gratitude, and not knowing how to spell gratitude but taking a wild guess anyway! Huzzah!


  1. Ohhh me encanta la luz que desprenden los ojos de este adorable perro, me encanta!

    Un saludo.

  2. I love the eyes, wow, just wow, it looks like you can see the reflection of what he is looking at in his eyes; amazing as always Crystal!

  3. Hi Crystal C. B. [creme brulee]
    I had a patient who had a duck troller, and they do NOT get tired. :)
    You really have painted this handsome dog most beautifully!!!
    I wish you and you dear family a wonderful Thanksgiving. Have a great swim in the creme brulee!!!

  4. That is some thick, beautiful fur! Lovely!
    I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving and creme brulee is my favourite dessert too! What are the chances of that! Yummm.

  5. You're amazing, Crystal! I love it! Happy Thanksgiving! I wish you well.

  6. Somehow this dog brings a smile to me. Something in the expression may be. As you said that 'I am not tired look'. :)

    Happy thanks giving to you (I hope this is the way they wish on thanks giving). And thank you for all the magic that you share with us.

  7. Well happy thanks giving to you too Crystal! And we Brits are really missing out on all the fun, humph!
    Anyway, it is us who ought to be thanking YOU, for sharing your beautiful work with us and for letting us in to your life a little. So thank YOU! And I LOVE the dog! So glad you're enjoying the oils :0)

  8. Your dog portraits are amazing, Crystal, and so happy that we'll be seeing more in the future! You're a beautiful person and a loyal blogger friend...thank you!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family!!

  9. LOL, you nailed both the expression and the title of this piece. We happen to have a Duck Toller and she gets that look a lot! Enjoy yourself and your family, cause I think you rock too!

  10. Beautiful portrait, you have mastered oils as easily as watercolor! Have a great thanksgiving holiday Crystal and family.

  11. This is a really good job, i love the little red touches on him.. :) hugs

  12. Yummie creme brulee:) You lucky girl! Your dog portrait is beautiful. I recognize that look. I always feel sorry for my dog if he looks so, but there is no need for. It's the most spoiled dog in the world:) You did a really great job on this one; his eyes look through me!
    Love this one Chrystal. Have a nice weekend:)


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