Saturday, November 03, 2007

Would You Like To Snuggle?

Here is yet another golden retriever pastel drawing. Lately, I've been inspired to draw goldens. Of course, they have always had a special place in my heart. This piece was therapy for me. Most of my close friends and family know that the dog depicted here, Sunny, has been ill for a while. In the past few days, he began seizuring again.

Instead of biting my nails and pacing the house like a nervous wreck, I sought solace in my studio. I watched Sunny through the French doors as I drew this piece. I had snapped the reference photo while he was healthier, a few weeks ago. He was napping in the sunlight and looking as if he wanted to snuggle up with me in his cozy spot. Sunny loves snuggling : )

The piece itself is 11 x 14" landscape on smooth white vellum. He is drawn in soft pastel sticks. Hope that you enjoy this cuddly boy!