Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Queen of the stars
I just finished this pet memorial for a wonderful creature named Penny. Penny was a rescue dog, and her owner already had three dogs when she came upon her in a shelter. She was not looking to take another pet home, and Penny's card attached to her cage said she was bad with kids, dogs, and cats. She left the shelter, but could not stop thinking about Penny's eyes. A day later, she adopted her.
And what a life they had together. Of all her dogs, Penny seemed to be the soul mate, and together they had a ritual of sitting under the stars, making wishes. I felt Penny was royal now, a real Queen of the Stars. As I painted, a beautiful cloak fit for a Queen seemed to come forth from nowhere.
What was even nicer than spending time with Penny in the painting, was the reaction of her long time companion and owner, who said, "..... it is MAGICAL....I have tears in my eyes right now because I so much miss sitting outside with her and wishing on the stars... It is perfect...I just LOVE IT!! Thank you so much....captured her perfectly!!! You are the best....Thanks Katherine....truly it is perfect!! That face is so Penny!!!
I will take triple ! when they come. Truly loved the outcome of this one.