Monday, July 27, 2009

Helping Mom to paint

Today has been quite a busy day. Mom and I went for a long walk this morning around the neighborhood to check everything was okay and of coarse it was. I did have to give the grass a very thorough sniffing though as I am sure there was something strange that had passed this way. Then we went to to my second favorite pet store and had a good sniff and wander around. We don't recognize any of the staff in there now and mom had to tell them to give me a cookie!!!

When we got back mom was wondering what to do this afternoon and we decided to paint. Mom has had this old 3 x 4 foot canvas for ages and has painted over about a dozen times now - so today she decided to paint something different. This is not mom's normal style at all and because she wanted to do something odd she stuck smaller canvases on it, to add so dimension to it. I think it looks rather silly - but we won't tell her that. Mom says these are Bird of Paradise flowers and I helped mom a lot by telling her all about the grass across at the bottom. I am an expert at grass as the photo above proves. Personally I think the painting would have looked a lot better had it had a white and black Sheltie in it - perhaps something that looked like me! Mom says there is plenty of me in the painting - bits if my fur that was floating around and got stuck to the paint....hmmm I wondered how that happened? I wonder too how I got green paint on my tail that mom had to wash out.



  1. Wow, you are a pawsome painter. We heard that if you had a green paw you helped things grow. We guess if you have a green tail you help thing paint?

    Essex & Deacon

  2. its very very nice, but you add sooo much more to it. that's what I think.

  3. ooooooooooooooh, your mom's painting is beautiful, Reilly! She is a very talented lady! Maybe the next painting can be all about you!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  4. Reilly tell your mom that her painting is beautiful! We love it! It is true that it looks better with you in it, of course!

  5. Your mom is an awesome painter! We think she is very clever. Glad you were there to help - we are glad the green washed out your tail.
    Our Dad has been staining the outside benches and we helped with that - it hasn't come out so easily!
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  6. Reilly, your Mum bes a fantastic painter! We agree, she couldn't have done it without your expert grass skills though!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  7. A painter always needs an expert nearby to consult. Most experts don't exactly get their TAIL in the work, but then most are not as close as you are! Wonderful picture. I like the small canvases on the bigger one, that's a novel idea and very interesting! Is your Mom going to hang this picture up somewhere in the house?


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