I was inspired by a photograph from my childhood in Wolf Point, MT. (ca.1947) Carrots, the red Cocker Spaniel, had the same birthday as I do and was my constant companion. By the time I was dressed to go out in the snow, I couldn’t move.

Graphite Pencils 5H to 6B
8.5×12 inches


snow, winter, dog, pencil, child, family, montana, cocker spaniel

Wildlife, people, dogs, ranches, mountains, cameras.

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  • AngieM
    AngieMalmost 5 years ago

    wonderful work and timeless classic!! love it!

  • Melinda Stewart Page
    Melinda Stewar...almost 5 years ago

    Kay, I just love this, Your talent simply amazes me! So glad you posted this.

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegatealmost 5 years ago

    Kay this would be a great addition to the Painted Dogs Group, you just missed the self portrait Challenge this fantastic work whould’ve been great for that Challenge. It is beautiful work,great job

  • Thank you…

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonalmost 5 years ago

    Haha…what a wonderful sight!!! I love this drawing Kay! It could be me and my sleigh back in the godawful winters of Winnipeg Manitoba…except I didn’t have a spaniel named Carrots sharing my space…just a pesky brother…lol. Those were the days…cozy and warm but absolutely rigid with all those layers!!!!

  • Thanks, I’m about to experience my first WHOLE Montana winter in 43 yrs.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful work, well done,

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 5 years ago

    Thanks, Ann. I appreciate your comment.

  • LeighAth
    LeighAthalmost 5 years ago

    Congrats on your 5th place position in the Pencil Sketch Mania challenge.

  • Jonesy7
    Jonesy7almost 5 years ago

    beautiful picture

  • Thanks!!

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegatealmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations you are eligible to compete in the September Invitational Best of The Best Challenge in Painted Dogs.
    With your lovely September Feature Winner. It is Open now for entries so why not go on over and Add your Winner

  • roxananegreanu
    roxananegreanualmost 5 years ago

    beautiful work!

  • Thank you Roxana

    – Kay Kempton Raade

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